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George W. Bush to raise cancer awareness in Africa (Bush defends his Big Government™ programs)
AP ^ | 2011-11-23 | Jamie Stengle

Posted on 11/23/2011 11:58:19 AM PST by rabscuttle385

DALLAS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush will travel to Africa next month to raise awareness about cervical and breast cancer, an effort he calls a "natural extension" of a program launched during his presidency that helps fight AIDS on the continent.

Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and officials with the George W. Bush Institute are heading to Tanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia from Dec. 1 through Dec. 5, where they'll visit clinics and meet with governmental and health care leaders.

"We believe it's in our nation's interest to deal with disease and set priorities and save lives," Bush told The Associated Press.

In 2003, Bush launched the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, to expand AIDS prevention, treatment and support programs in countries hit hard by the epidemic.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; biggovernment; bush; bushborrowandspend; bushbotshere; bushlegacy; foreignaid; foreignwelfare; rino

1 posted on 11/23/2011 11:58:22 AM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385
It is true, Dubya wasted tens of billions of our tax dollars on pseudo-cases of AIDS in Africa, earning a few nods from activists and massive indifference from the whole rest of the world.
2 posted on 11/23/2011 12:03:18 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385

I thought Africans had their hands full with Elephant stampedes and hyena attacks.


3 posted on 11/23/2011 12:04:01 PM PST by albie
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To: rabscuttle385

Gag me with a spoon.


4 posted on 11/23/2011 12:05:00 PM PST by ransacked
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To: albie
Well, now they're going to have to deal with RINO stampedes.


5 posted on 11/23/2011 12:05:01 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

When did FR become so radically conservative that we would condone being so harsh about former President Bush?
Holy smokes.
I think this is getting ridiculous.

Used to be there was some respect for people.

It’s really rather sad.


6 posted on 11/23/2011 12:08:32 PM PST by keeper53 (PENN STATE, SHAME on you - PoS supporters : examine your hearts)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yep. Bush wasted billions of dollars a year on AIDS prevention in Africa. It was used to fund family planning outfits and condom distributors, and the net result was to spread MORE AIDS.

Much of the money was sucked up by gay activists who inevitably run these programs.

And it earned him absolutely no thanks from the gay community, which continued to blame him for the spread of AIDS.


7 posted on 11/23/2011 12:09:24 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.2)
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To: keeper53

Bush had his good points and his bad points. His support of these AIDS programs did a lot more harm than good. See my previous post. It was not one of his good points.


8 posted on 11/23/2011 12:10:44 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.2)
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To: keeper53; Impy; sickoflibs; LMAO; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; BufordP
When did FR become so radically conservative that we would condone being so harsh about former President Bush?

Bush was a Big Government borrow-and-spend "compassionate conservative" RINO tool who paved the way for Obama.

9 posted on 11/23/2011 12:11:16 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

I don’t agree. He is a good man who did what he thought was best.

So many people think they know everything!


10 posted on 11/23/2011 12:14:30 PM PST by keeper53 (PENN STATE, SHAME on you - PoS supporters : examine your hearts)
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To: keeper53
He is a good man who did what he thought was best.

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

So many people think they know everything!

Yes, including Bush, who thought he knew how to spend my future tax dollars better than I would.

FUGWB

11 posted on 11/23/2011 12:16:12 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

I feel sorry for you.

May God bless George Bush.


12 posted on 11/23/2011 12:18:18 PM PST by keeper53 (examine your heart)
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To: keeper53
I feel sorry for you.

Don't patronize me, Bushbot.

13 posted on 11/23/2011 12:21:44 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: keeper53

Can you explain what you mean by “radically conservative”?


14 posted on 11/23/2011 12:23:05 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; if they don't say "Merry Christmas", don't buy.)
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To: rabscuttle385

yup, you can dish it out, but not take any criticism.

Good day


15 posted on 11/23/2011 12:23:45 PM PST by keeper53 (examine your heart)
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To: Cicero

Hey , calling Bush a rino does not make one a radical conservative. Bush presided over the largest growth of government since LBJ.


16 posted on 11/23/2011 12:28:38 PM PST by right tech
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To: MichaelCorleone

Examples: when someone cannot be civil about any Republican running for president...or when referring to a former President..or when a candidate is ridiculed to the nth degree for having a slightly different view on something.

It’s kind of pathetic. (but that’s just my humble opinion)


17 posted on 11/23/2011 12:30:27 PM PST by keeper53 (examine your heart)
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To: keeper53
I don’t agree. He is a good man who did what he thought was best.

He did what was best for the ruling class and foreigners. I can't agree that he's a good man based on his actions, though.

18 posted on 11/23/2011 12:34:07 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I liked Bush and still do.
Voted for him at least twice. :)
However, he was squishy on the social issues...sorry if that offends some.
He scores a 7.2 in my book.
Had he been a hard nose social conservative he would have easily broke 9.
Reagan was a 9.4.
WhereasCarter was a 1.1, Clinton was a 2.9 and Ibama is a -8.5!


19 posted on 11/23/2011 12:34:15 PM PST by Leep
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To: Leep

Well I’m certainly not offened by your post.

I tend to agree. ;)
I just get fed up with all the foolish name calling, etc. (RINO- yeah, okay)

Love the 1-10 (and minus 10) scale, by the way!


20 posted on 11/23/2011 12:39:04 PM PST by keeper53 (examine your heart)
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To: rabscuttle385

Jorge was really good at traveling here and there “pledging” billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money for this or that. Nothing like borrowing money from the Chicoms for foreign welfare, and handing the ticket to our grandchildren.

That’s big government “conservatism” and let’s make sure we don’t repeat the mistake this time around.


21 posted on 11/23/2011 12:40:11 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: rabscuttle385

The AIDS Relief plan is part of a national security directive to prevent the emergence of failed states in Africa. Bush is right, you’re wrong.


22 posted on 11/23/2011 12:43:39 PM PST by BarnacleCenturion (Heartless & Inhumane)
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To: SharpRightTurn

GWB and his family just live for a Democrat to compliment them, but the Democrats never seem to get around to doing so.


23 posted on 11/23/2011 12:44:23 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, articulate, passionate, less baggage.)
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To: Cicero

I thought the Bush administration did back the abstinence and faithful monogamy programs, which did make a difference in Uganda, instead of only supporting the condom and drug programs, as most other agencies seem to.

How much of a problem is breast cancer in Africa, anyway? It used to be fairly rare here, when women had babies young, and the average life span was only about 60 years. Which conditions still hold in Africa.

And cervical cancer is prevented by the same behaviors that prevent HIV infection.


25 posted on 11/23/2011 12:57:39 PM PST by heartwood
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To: keeper53; rabscuttle385; Moonman62
When did FR become so radically conservative that we would condone being so harsh about former President Bush?

As far as I know it's never been off limits to speak the truth about a big government RINO. You don't get pass for liberal polices cause you have an "R" next to your name.

He is a good man who did what he thought was best.

Guess what, a lot of what he thought was best was DEAD WRONG. If a democrat President did the same things they're wouldn't be people like you irrationality defending it.

26 posted on 11/23/2011 1:22:35 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

I guess I will just have to agree to disagree with some of you!

:)

Good day~


27 posted on 11/23/2011 2:08:18 PM PST by keeper53 (examine your heart)
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To: heartwood

I don’t recall all of the details, but the guy Bush put in charge of the program was, I believe, a professional gay activist. Bush did continue to support abstinence training as an option in the schools, against the wishes of Democrats who wanted it to be all condoms, all the time. But in Africa, I think he basically had to deal with the agencies and NGOs already in place, and with UN influence.

I think Bush’s intentions were good, but he really didn’t think it through. And he was notoriously weak at replacing all the clintonoids and other leftists who controlled the various federal agencies he inherited.

There were some Christian-dominated countries in Africa at that time, and presumably whatever money went to them was better spent.


28 posted on 11/23/2011 3:22:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: keeper53
John Derbyshire: Eight Wasted Years
...Margaret Thatcher used to talk about the “ratchet effect.” When the Left gets power, she said, they drive everything Left; when the Right gets power, they slow the Leftward drive, perhaps even halt it for a spell; but nothing ever gets moved to the Right. U.S. politics in the 21st century so far bears out this dismal analysis. What does the Right have to show for eight years of a Republican presidency? I supported George W. Bush in 2000 because I thought he had a conservative bone in his body somewhere. I supported him in 2004 because I thought him the lesser of two evils. At this point, I wouldn’t let the fool park his car in my driveway. Bruce Bartlett was right, every damn word...
Bill Gertz interview on Hannity and Colmes
Gertz: Well he casts himself as a compassionate conservative and I argue that he's neither. That his administration is neither. He's done tremendous damage to the conservative movement...

29 posted on 11/23/2011 3:37:30 PM PST by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." --Kool-Aid)
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To: rabscuttle385

Dubya: A good, but deeply unwise man.

Karl Rove never tires of reminding us how many books the remarkably inarticulate former president reads, but we never seem to hear any evidence of the knowledge and wisdom books are supposed to impart to their readers coming out of GWB’s mouth.

The Bush presidency marks the beginning of the steepest slide in prestige and prosperity this nation has experienced in over one hundred years, a slide that’s only picked up pace in the Obama years.

Let’s hope it’s not too late to turn it around.


30 posted on 11/23/2011 3:54:49 PM PST by beckett (Amor Fati)
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To: keeper53

31 posted on 11/23/2011 4:48:11 PM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: rabscuttle385

“FUGWB”

megabump!


32 posted on 11/23/2011 4:52:41 PM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: rabscuttle385; keeper53; Impy; LMAO; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; BufordP
RE :”Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and officials with the George W. Bush Institute are heading to Tanzania, Zambia and Ethiopia from Dec. 1 through Dec. 5, where they'll visit clinics and meet with governmental and health care leaders.

Compassionate conservatism.

I know an immigrant from Ethiopia living and voting here in Maryland. He worships Obama and hates Bush, he says everything bad now is Bush's fault. He is a braindead socialist. His friends agree with him too and he is bringing over lots of relatives. He wont give a crap about this.

Compassionate conservatism. Thanks Bush.

33 posted on 11/23/2011 6:41:57 PM PST by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: beckett

Amen,brother!


34 posted on 11/24/2011 1:28:39 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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