Thursday, July 29, 2010

Aids activists miss President Bush?

President Bush is responsible for saving millions of lives. Maybe even the left should acknowledge that.

The rage is directed at the Obama administration, which many activists say is reneging on a commitment to continue big annual increases in global AIDS spending. The panic arises from the knowledge that in some African countries, patients who want antiretroviral treatment are being turned away and will soon start dying.

Some activists pine for former president George W. Bush, who launched a much-praised multibillion-dollar fund to fight AIDS around the world. But now, in the eyes of many, the U.S. government has replaced the pharmaceutical industry as the main impediment to progress.

This is also somewhat unfair as the United States is still giving many billions of dollars for this initiative.


Anonymous said...

Obama won't need the gays until the next election. (real conservative)

Anonymous said...

Obama will only care about AIDS if it starts to significantly affect his rich, white, Hollywood gay base. Otherwise, he couldn't care less about dying people in Africa.

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