‘Political Opportunism’ Hurt Polio Fight In Pakistan
Foreign Policy: Loose Lips at the White House Created a Polio Crisis
“…Pakistan was well on its way to eradicating polio until the Taliban learned how the CIA operated. … The administration’s shameless leaking literally created a public health crisis. The fight against polio has gone on for decades and cost billions of dollars. It is a worthy goal and attainable. Yet it’s a fight that would have been met with a little more success had there been a little more discretion and less political opportunism from President Obama” (8/5).
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