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Thursday, June 21, 2007

No Tissue Death, Just Soldier Death

Once again, by vetoing the most recent effort to promote stem cell research-and thus hope for millions of Americans suffering from diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's-George Bush proves he is not interested in doing the will of the people. Most studies, including the one showcased in this CNN report, indicate that between 60-70% of Americans approve of the use of embryonic stem cells for research purposes. When asked what they thought should be done with the embryos they think they are saving which are just destined for the dustbin anyway, the right wing fringe has no answer, and doesn't care to manufacture one. This is the most purely political issue on their docket, as none of these blastocytes has any hope of finding a hospitable womb).

Then the Republicans in Congress will prove that they also are not interested in the will of their constituents by failing to provide the votes to override the president's veto-are you listening, Stoogan Collins?

Of course, when you consider that the president and Republicans have willfully ignored the people's will in Iraq-where they don't mind the loss of life of thousands of Americans and tens (maybe hundreds) of thousands of Iraqis, it makes the all-out effort to save a few pieces of tissue even more hypocritical.

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