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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Iraq, Stem Cells and President Bush

According to Charles Krauthammer, the announcement yesterday of a dramatic discovery of a new technique for stem cell research, which does not require the destruction of human embryos, is the direct result of funding from the Bush Administration. Here is another major vindication for President Bush. On Iraq, his enemies are running for cover rather than admit his success. Will this also be true on the subject of stem cells?

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At 7:04 PM, Anonymous Bud said...

Today's (Nov. 21, 2007) Chicago Tribune quotes Dr. James A. Thompson of the University of Wisconsin is quoted in The Chicago Tribune 11/21/07:
"My feeling is that the political controversy set the field back about four to five years," Thomson said. He credited Bush with providing some funds for the field starting in 2001 but said Bush's funding limits "represented very bad public policy as far as I'm concerned. The field has been much slower taking off than it would have been otherwise."

Some vindication. Krauthammer lies again.

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

Who's the liar, Bud?

 
At 7:33 PM, Anonymous Bud said...

If you're questioning the veracity of MY quote, see:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/lifestyle/health/chi-stemcell_21nov21,1,1808941.story

Krauthammer doesn't give his source.

 
At 9:45 AM, Anonymous steve said...

I would have thought this would be presented differently...not that Bush got credit for funding it, rather that Bush gets credit for refusing to allow Embryonic use in the first place...which in turn may have forced the issue of developing conversion of skin cells or other non-embryonic sources. To his credit, he drew a moral line and may have had a hand in this.

 

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