Thursday, November 04, 2004

Doctors Without Borders Leaves Iraq

The Iraq quagmire just got a little deeper. With coalition members continuing to leave, the departure of Medecins Sans Frontieres leaves yet more work for our overtaxed military and civilian workers.

"It has become impossible for MSF as an organization to guarantee an acceptable level of security for our staff, be they foreign or Iraqi," said Gorik Ooms, general director of the organization in Belgium.
MSF had done over 100,000 medical consultations since this January. Who will see these Iraqi patients now? Our military medics? With the battle of Fallujah likely already started, they're going to be too busy. Iraqi doctors? If they were able to do that, it wouldn't have been necessary for MSF to have been there in the first place. So they won't get done at all.

BushCo.: winning the hearts and minds of Iraqis every day.

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