Loyal Bushie blocked health report
The Washington Post reports that the political hack in charge of the Office of Global Health Affairs blocked the release of a report on global health:
A surgeon general's report in 2006 that called on Americans to help tackle global health problems has been kept from the public by a Bush political appointee without any background or expertise in medicine or public health, chiefly because the report did not promote the administration's policy accomplishments, according to current and former public health officials.
The report described the link between poverty and poor health, urged the U.S. government to help combat widespread diseases as a key aim of its foreign policy, and called on corporations to help improve health conditions in the countries where they operate. A copy of the report was obtained by The Washington Post. [WaPo]
This administration has a longstanding habit of breaking public institutions by handing them over to people who are actively hostile to the institution's core mandate.