The Vortex of Circular Logic

Monday, March 27, 2006

Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

Are you sure you want that bypass operation? Are you really REALLY sure? This is a well written editorial. Not so much from an evidence point of view (that's not the purpose), but to present the ugly side of what's often cited as the crowning jewel of modern medical marvels. And yet, there hasn't been a dent in the mortality rate due to heart disease in this country. One more piece of evidence of the obscene overtreatment of the American public.

Bush Was Set on Path to War, Memo by British Adviser Says - New York Times

As if we didn't already know. Here's the passage that REALLY makes me mad:
The memo also shows that the president and the prime minister acknowledged that no unconventional weapons had been found inside Iraq. Faced with the possibility of not finding any before the planned invasion, Mr. Bush talked about several ways to provoke a confrontation, including a proposal to paint a United States surveillance plane in the colors of the United Nations in hopes of drawing fire, or assassinating Mr. Hussein.