An Unintended Consequence of Obama’s PresidencyStephen L. Carter
May 31 (Bloomberg) -- After two women trying to inoculate Pakistani children against polio were shot this week, some news accounts were quick to place blame: “Anti-polio workers started being attacked after a Pakistani doctor, Shakeel Afridi, ran a fake polio campaign in the city of Abbottabad to help the United States track down Osama bin Laden,” reported NBC News. The World Health Organization, which employed the women -- one of whom died -- reports that 18 of its workers or their bodyguards have been slain since last July.
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