I'll repeat the question: Does socialized medicine contribute to terrorism? As most of us are aware, there was a recent attempt to set off a couple of car bombs in the U.K. The eight people arrested in the case are from the medical profession. This gives the plan a completely different dimension than previous acts of terrorism in Britain. The seven men are physicians, while the lone woman, the wife of one of them, is a medical technician. All of them from Middle Eastern countries or of Middle Eastern descent. In Britain, the National Health Service relies on foreign doctors to meet staffing shortfalls. Of the nearly 239,000 doctors now registered with the General Medical Council, about 90,000 of them qualified in countries other than Britain. I have read that foreign doctors have been drawn to the NHS's relatively "generous" salaries and thorough standards of training. With this knowledge in hand I am forced to ask, would these doctors have been in Britain if not for the opportunity afforded them through socialized medicine? They test a doctor's abilities and training, they check on their schooling and degrees, but how do you test their religious fervor?