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