Iraq is hemorrhaging doctors as violence racks the nation. To stem the flow, the Iraqi government has recently taken a cue from Saddam Hussein: Medical schools are once again forbidden to issue diplomas and transcripts to new graduates.
Hussein built a fine medical system in part by withholding doctors' passports and diplomas. Although physicians can work in Iraq with a letter from a medical school verifying their graduation, they say they need certificates and transcripts to work abroad.This reminds me, I have wanted to post a question: Why, if we are defending Iraq have we seen so few Iraqis coming to the US? Wouldn't it make sens eif we are trying to Americanize the place to have a LOT of Iraqi students coming here on exchange? That certainly has happeend with other countries we have invaded.
I suspect the Bushies are blocking Iraqi immigration or even exchange programs for security reasons.