Surgeon General Sees 4-Year Term as Compromised

Surgeon General Sees 4-Year Term as Compromised

Former Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona told a Congressional panel Tuesday that top Bush administration officials repeatedly tried to weaken or suppress important public health reports because of political considerations. The administration, Dr. Carmona said, would not allow him to speak or issue reports about stem cells, emergency contraception, sex education, or prison, mental and global health issues. Top officials delayed for years and tried to “water down” a landmark report on secondhand smoke, he said. Released last year, the report concluded that even brief exposure to cigarette smoke could cause immediate harm.

A sad and disgusting look at the Bush administration. As if we didn’t already hate these incompetent assholes enough already. Nothing like going out of your way to lie to America even when you know it could cause grave harm. Gotta love our president…yet another reason to impeach the bastard.