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Medical Assistance for Libya War Wounded


Remarks
Gene Cretz
Ambassador to Libya
Clip from Reuters
Tripoli, Libya
October 29, 2011

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When Secretary of State Clinton visited Tripoli last week, she met with some of Libya’s war wounded and saw their dire need first-hand. Today, in response to a request by the Transitional National Council, and in collaboration with private U.S. companies, the United States is transporting 25 seriously wounded fighters to Spaulding Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The American military, which had previously been used to help these people overthrow a dictator, to now help the war wounded to bring them to the United States for the best possible care, that they deserve.



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