Bush Admin. sticks nose into who can attend WHO meetings

"WASHINGTON — The Bush administration has ordered that government scientists must be approved by a senior political appointee before they can participate in meetings of the World Health Organization, the leading international health and science agency.

A top official from the Health and Human Services Department in April asked the WHO to begin routing any request for participation in its meetings to the HHS secretary for review, rather than directly invite individual scientists, as has long been the case.

Officials at the Geneva, Switzerland-based group so far have refused the request, saying it could compromise the independence of international scientific deliberations."

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Not surprising. It's my belief that the Bush Administration is only interested in it's own version of "the truth" and "reality". Dissenting voices and opinions need not apply.
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