Pubdate: Thu, 28 Mar 2002
Source: Dallas Morning News (TX)
Copyright: 2002 The Dallas Morning News
Author: William Miller
Bookmark: (Terrorism)


Re: "Government seeks limit on medical privacy rights," March 22.

After reading that the Bush regime is dropping the requirement at the 
heart of federal rules protecting the privacy of medical records, 
something now has to be done to curtail this hypocrisy.

This ruling, favored by the insurance companies, greatly decreases 
the public's ability to control dissemination of their personal 
medical records. This is hypocritical considering that George W. Bush 
sent the papers he generated as Texas governor to his daddy's library 
so the papers fall under tighter federal disclosure regulations 
instead of Texas law. He also ordered keeping Ronald Reagan's 
presidential papers from public disclosure, including those covering 
Mr. Bush's father and members of the current administration's senior 

Mr. Bush runs anti-drug ads on TV showing a link between illegal drug 
usage and terrorism. I don't condone the use of illegal drugs, but 
since most of the Sept. 11 hijackers came from wealthy Saudi Arabian 
families, the question must be asked, what is the source of that 
wealth? (Answer: Oil purchased by the United States.) So why isn't 
the Bush administration linking use of gas-guzzling vehicles with 
terrorism? Check out daddy Bush's connection with the Carlyle Group 
and Dubya's oil ties.

There's more to being a president than dropping bombs on a Third World nation.

William Miller, Duncanville
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