Sunday, October 03, 2004

Tony Blair's speech to Labour

Try to imagine having to wait six months for surgery. You would find it outrageous. And rightfully so. Yet Tony Blair cites a six-month waiting period as a point of accomplishment:
It's wonderful that maximum waiting times have come down from 18 months in 1997 to six months by the end of next year.
That is the sign of a broken system. The U.S. system is is far from perfect, and the government is far too involved, but thankfully we have not gone the British route.

Blair's comments came in a recent speech to the Labour Party.

The latter part of the speech, dedicated to the War on Terror, were, as usual for Blair, excellent. His rhetoric on the war has consistently been superior to anything eminating from any American politician or candidate.