Monday, May 21, 2007

Iraq Government Reinstates Saddam Policy

"Iraq is hemorrhaging doctors as violence racks the nation. To stem the flow, the Iraqi government has recently taken a cue from Saddam Hussein: Medical schools are once again forbidden to issue diplomas and transcripts to new graduates. Hussein built a fine medical system in part by withholding doctors' passports and diplomas. Although physicians can work in Iraq with a letter from a medical school verifying their graduation, they say they need certificates and transcripts to work abroad."
Iraq Reimposes Freeze on Medical Diplomas In Bid to Keep Doctors From Fleeing Abroad -

Why do the doctors want to leave? They must have run out of roses to throw at U.S. soldiers.

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