August 27th, 2007
04:17 PM ET
7 years ago

Clinton: Bush is leading "war against science"

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (CNN) – After officially calling for a national war on cancer if she were president, Sen. Hillary Clinton took a swipe at President Bush.

At the Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum in Cedar Rapids Monday, Clinton said, "What really bothers me is that we are on the brink of so many medical breakthroughs right now...The current administration has literally called a halt to the war with cancer."

Clinton then went even further, accusing the administration of creating a "war against science."

Asked who was leading it, Clinton responded, "The president."

She offered a few suggestions as part of her new proposal today to fight cancer. One included speeding up the approval of drugs from the Food and Drug Administration and fixing problems with insurance.

"As president I want to end insurance discrimination against those who suffer from cancer. It has been the cause of so many families going into bankruptcy."

– CNN Iowa Producer Chris Welch


Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Iowa
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Mark G, BBH, ME

    Anytime you declare a war on something like the war on drugs, war on poverty, war on immigration, all that happens is the focus of consciousness perpetuates the ecceleration of the problem, Mrs. Clintons comments will perpetuate more cancer, this is how it works. Use the Secret to change your thought process, be free and never declare war.

    Mother Teresa said she would never go to an anti-war rally, but she would attend a pro-peace rally, GET IT!

    August 28, 2007 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  2. ReadBtwthlins

    Ever bought a used car?

    August 28, 2007 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  3. Tricia M Charlottetown PEI

    It is obvious the Bush "Drain Brain" cycle has permeated into the American Society. We can only hope his lack of interest and support regarding Environmental Issues has left enough Toxins and Smog in the atmosphere to keep the Drain Brain at bay.

    August 28, 2007 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  4. James, Phoenix AZ

    Asked who was leading it, Clinton responded, "The president."

    She offered a few suggestions as part of her new proposal today to fight cancer.

    - – - – - -

    THIS is Hillary Clinton, folks. Creates anti-Bush sound bite without any solid solutions herself.

    No wonder the Republicans want her to be nominated!

    August 28, 2007 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |

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