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Monday, August 15, 2005

At Least Armstrong Gets It

Armstrong2I've been harping for a while about how the government is wasting tons of money on security measures of dubious value when it could be spending the money elsewhere and saving more lives.  In this recent CNN article, Lance Armstrong points out that there's another war beyond the war on terrorism and the war in Iraq -- the war on Cancer:

Seven-time Tour de France winner and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong Sunday said the United States, which is embroiled in a costly war in Iraq, should focus more effort on a war facing many Americans -- the one against cancer.

Although the United States declared war on cancer in 1971, Armstrong said in some ways, the country was losing that war.

"I'm not saying that spending on wars and terrorism is a bad thing," Armstrong said in an interview on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

When asked if the United States was doing enough to fight cancer, Armstrong replied, "I think we could spend more money. I think we could spend our money in different places. And I think we could spend our money where it matters to the American people."

Armstrong, who is on the President's Cancer Panel, said that the National Cancer Institute and other U.S. health agencies need more money to better fight cancer.

"This is one of the few years where they have not had more money. As a survivor, I think we would be better spending money on an illness like cancer," said Armstrong, who was diagnosed in 1996 with testicular cancer that spread to his brain and lungs.

So I must be right in all my posts. Lance agrees with me!

Posted by Daniel Solove on August 15, 2005 at 12:01 AM in Daniel Solove, Information and Technology | Permalink


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