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George Bush's Africa AIDS Achievement Big But Ignored
IBD Editorials ^ | December 2, 2011 | Editor

Posted on 12/02/2011 5:48:06 PM PST by Kaslin

World Health: At a star-studded gala Thursday, President Obama drew big praise from AIDS activists and NGOs for expanding AIDS-fighting programs. But the real accomplishment rests with his predecessor, President Bush.

After quietly helping to save 30 million lives from the scourge of AIDS across the African continent, it would seem that higher honors would be in store for Bush, whose AIDS initiatives there have been an astonishing success.

Obama, to his credit, acknowledged Bush in his World AIDS Day speech Thursday, as have serious-minded Africa advocates including rock singer Bono.

But among the garden-variety NGOs, media elites or activist groups, Bush gets little credit. While President Bush was in Zambia to begin a new effort to save lives on a women's anti-cancer initiative, the increasingly unhinged Amnesty International was busy screeching for Bush's arrest over there for his supposed "war crimes."

The fact remains that Bush saved millions of lives, not just the 50 million Muslims he brought freedom to, but the 30 million Africans he helped to save from AIDS.

He never got recognition for one of the most successful foreign aid initiatives ever, certainly not the Nobel Peace Prize President Obama won for doing nothing in 2009. Bush's accomplishment should be better known.

A decade ago, Africa was literally dying. While the rest of the world advanced through free market reforms in the last two decades, Africa was left out, in no small part because so many of its people were either dying of AIDS or expecting to die. This curse made development or hope in the future nearly impossible.

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TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: africa; aids; biggovernment; borrowandspend; bush; bushlegacy; cervicalcancer; gwb43; hivaids; presidentbush; rino; taxandspend; traitor

1 posted on 12/02/2011 5:48:12 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Bill Clinton recognized it immediately and said, in so many words, that he was jealous
2 posted on 12/02/2011 5:51:03 PM PST by stylin19a (obama - "FREDO" smart)
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To: Kaslin

Great, Bush saved Africa with billions of taxpayer’s dollars. He really loved dancing to Bono’s tune.....


3 posted on 12/02/2011 5:51:26 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Kaslin

Reducing AIDS in Africa was...Bush’s fault.


4 posted on 12/02/2011 5:58:32 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Kaslin

But Kanye West said George Bush hates black people.


5 posted on 12/02/2011 6:07:48 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: Brett66

bttt


6 posted on 12/02/2011 6:15:15 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Kaslin
Bullshit unworthy of IBD. Do they all have to suck up to AIDS-ridden perverts in the media?

Bush spent billions of our hard earned dollars in Africa for little benefit. And the scam artists who define this particular criminal enterprise give him no credit--not that he wasted all our money, but that they didn't get to salt away enough to keep them happy. In short, everybody lost, even the sociopathic homosexuals

7 posted on 12/02/2011 6:15:23 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kaslin

Bush hardly defended himself while in the White House so this is no big deal. I have no sympathy for him.

He hasn’t even said one word about what 0bama has done to this country.

Enough said. I don’t want to get banned or whatever they can do.


8 posted on 12/02/2011 6:16:23 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Pinkbell

Kanye West needs to go and see the wizard and ask for a brain.


9 posted on 12/02/2011 6:24:18 PM PST by RipSawyer (This does not end well!)
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To: unkus

Seems Bush cares more about what God thanks than the NYTs and the self-serving rats in D.C.

However, he has stood by and said ZERO while zero is destroying this country. He’s abdicated his position as a former POTUS - however, what good would it do if he spoke up? Wouldn’t it just be fodder for endless arguments? Aren’t there enough others who can speak about this more articulately?

I sort of think Bush had a specific mission and that was fulfilled. It’s time for the rest of us to find the person for the next mission.


10 posted on 12/02/2011 6:29:57 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: unkus

There is so much irony in your post, after reading your current tag line, I wouldn’t even know where to start except to point out the irony. (and I say this with all due respect unkus)


11 posted on 12/02/2011 6:33:57 PM PST by Outlaw Woman (Hello, Hello...Remember me... I'm everything you can't control...)
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To: All

LOL, what a bunch of cranks, sheesh. That is all. I’m out.


12 posted on 12/02/2011 7:04:28 PM PST by Paradox (The rich SHOULD be paying more taxes, and they WOULD, if they could make more money.)
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To: prairiebreeze

marker


13 posted on 12/02/2011 7:28:08 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Oh yes we NEED a little Christmas....right this very minute!)
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To: prairiebreeze

marker


14 posted on 12/02/2011 7:31:42 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Oh yes we NEED a little Christmas....right this very minute!)
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To: Kaslin

That disgusting pig didn’t “save” anyone and certainly not with his own money. He was quite generous with OUR tax dollars - to the tune of billions flushed down the toilet for this “cause.” Money which we could have come in handy right about now as there’s talk of gutting our military and our infrastructure crumbles.


15 posted on 12/02/2011 7:52:52 PM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

No, not BS. We got our information from people inside Africa. When you keep hearing the same thing, from South Sudan, to eastern Nigeria, and plenty of places in between, there’s something going on there.

It’s not your usual typical fraud-y aid program, either, though we understand your suspicion because so many of them are bad. This one did make a difference. And at a pittance.


16 posted on 12/02/2011 7:55:32 PM PST by IBD editorial writer
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To: Pinkbell
But Kanye West said George Bush hates black people.

West certainly did, but he has apologized, for whatever that's worth.


Where there's a shell, there's a way.

25 years ago, we had Ronald Reagan, Johnny Cash, and Bob Hope.
Today we have Obama, no cash, and no hope!

If you can't appreciate the pure beauty of the violin after hearing this, something's wrong with your ears.

Or you can get raw with these strings. Either way, the violin is sweet yet lethal.

Do it!

17 posted on 12/02/2011 9:50:23 PM PST by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: Kaslin
Now Africa is transformed, a continent loaded with countries on an upward economic trajectory with a viable labor force and real prospects for foreign investment and the economic growth that follows.

In coming years, Africa will matter economically because the life-or-death scourge of AIDS is no longer the threat it once was. As such, President Bush is the real hero here, his quiet humanitarian work to save lives as strong as any of his other accomplishments.

IMHO, Bush had no right to WASTE our tax dollars on Africans. Fifty years from now our grandchildren/great grandchildren will still be FORCED to "save" the lives of Africans because; Africans will never turn away from socialism, they'll continue their tribal conflicts, and the Muslims will keep most of the continent in turmoil.

18 posted on 12/02/2011 10:24:57 PM PST by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: Kaslin

I am proud of what GWB and the US did there, and it was a model for how aid should be done. As I recall Paul Wolfowitz got thrown out of the World Bank for trying to change the way aid was given.


19 posted on 12/02/2011 10:42:03 PM PST by dervish (female candidates: the last frontier)
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To: dervish

As am I


20 posted on 12/03/2011 4:28:04 AM PST by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Aria
Seems Bush cares more about what God thanks than the NYTs and the self-serving rats in D.C.
Yes.
However, he has stood by and said ZERO while zero is destroying this country. He’s abdicated his position as a former POTUS - however, what good would it do if he spoke up? Wouldn’t it just be fodder for endless arguments? Aren’t there enough others who can speak about this more articulately?
I sort of think Bush had a specific mission and that was fulfilled. It’s time for the rest of us to find the person for the next mission.
If you know anything about the Bushes - both of them - you know that. The very last thing either of them has ever had in mind for a post-presidency is to violate tradition by being critics of their successors.
They leave that sort of low class behavior to Democrats. They take no public notice of it.

I call to mind the aftermath of Kennedy's Bay of Pigs fiasco. Kennedy had fecklessly sent the mission forward while chickening out on providing the air cover on which the mission was predicated. Thereby getting all the odium of having launched the attack, without winning the battle. What do you suppose that President, renowned four-star general, Eisenhower thought of that!

Kennedy's prestige was eviscerated, and he summoned Eisenhower to help him out of the hole he had just dug. Reportedly they took a walk at Camp David and Eisenhower privately reamed Kennedy out as he deserved - then they held a joint news conference at which Eisenhower lent his still-enormous prestige to putting the best face on things for Kennedy. Eisenhower did that for the country - just as Nixon had, for the good of the country, refused to contest the fraudulent razor-thin victory which Kennedy eked out with the help of the Daley machine in Chicago.


21 posted on 12/03/2011 5:13:35 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

What a wonderful concept - a POTUS, past present or future, working for the good of the country and not himself first. Seems to me that ended with Al Gore and Florida.

Your story about Eisenhower and Kennedy was a good one!


22 posted on 12/03/2011 8:21:13 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

“What do you suppose that President, renowned four-star general, Eisenhower thought of that!”

He would have thought that you had shorted him one star.


23 posted on 12/03/2011 10:10:54 PM PST by Pelham (Islam. The original Evil Empire)
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To: Pelham
“What do you suppose that President, renowned four-star general, Eisenhower thought of that!”
He would have thought that you had shorted him one star.
I am astonished that you are correct and that I hadn't known, and don't retrospectively remember having known, that.
Interesting to learn in Wiki that George Washington was in 1976 posthumously promoted to the rank of "General of the Armies of the United States."

24 posted on 12/04/2011 12:13:14 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (DRAFT PALIN)
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To: 1Peter2:16; 2Trievers; 4integrity; 4mycountry; A_perfect_lady; Alberta's Child; Allegra; ...

“The fact remains that Bush saved millions of lives, not just the 50 million Muslims he brought freedom to, but the 30 million Africans he helped to save from AIDS.

He never got recognition for one of the most successful foreign aid initiatives ever, certainly not the Nobel Peace Prize President Obama won for doing nothing in 2009. Bush’s accomplishment should be better known.

A decade ago, Africa was literally dying. While the rest of the world advanced through free market reforms in the last two decades, Africa was left out, in no small part because so many of its people were either dying of AIDS or expecting to die. This curse made development or hope in the future nearly impossible.”

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God bless and protect George W. Bush and Laura
always.

He’s never needed lamestream acclaim or notice; as
the good and decent man he is, he intuitively knows
his place and what a caring believer is called to do
on this earth where he can.

Yet this blatant lack of even the smallest notice or
praise for the truth by them only continues to prove
to the rest of the world how small and petty the media,
especially the American press, truly are.


25 posted on 12/05/2011 4:13:17 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: STARWISE

Well, WE know and things like just don’t bother him or Laura! :)


27 posted on 12/05/2011 4:32:43 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: STARWISE

‘..He never got recognition for one of the most successful foreign aid initiatives ever, certainly not the Nobel Peace Prize President Obama won for doing nothing...’

exactly, Star. Thank you for your wonderful words about President Bush’s life saving accomplishments. The narrow minded liberal media and the far left radicals will never acknowledge the genuine good President Bush has done for so many. But, as you say, he doesn’t need their approval because he knows the only approval that matters is that of The LORD.


28 posted on 12/05/2011 6:52:38 PM PST by 4integrity
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To: STARWISE

It seem we waste gazillions of dollars in foreign aid every year.
I’m proud that President Bush’s iniative to fight Aids in Africa has been successful thus far. Check out the pictures on the Day of the Life in President Bush thread of the overwhelminglyl positive response that he rec’d on his most recent visit there. They LOVE him!! He is a hero there, and justly so.


29 posted on 12/05/2011 8:33:48 PM PST by baseballmom (Philadelphia Phillies - 2011 NL East Champions)
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To: STARWISE

It seem we waste gazillions of dollars in foreign aid every year.
I’m proud that President Bush’s iniative to fight Aids in Africa has been successful thus far. Check out the pictures on the Day of the Life in President Bush thread of the overwhelminglyl positive response that he rec’d on his most recent visit there. They LOVE him!! He is a hero there, and justly so.


30 posted on 12/05/2011 8:34:08 PM PST by baseballmom (Philadelphia Phillies - 2011 NL East Champions)
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To: STARWISE
Yet this blatant lack of even the smallest notice or praise for the truth by them only continues to prove to the rest of the world how small and petty the media, especially the American press, truly are.

It's not just the media who ignore GWB's many accomplishments. So many people on the political Right do also. He is hated here on FR, and if this place is any true representative of conservatives around the country, GWB has been rejected by the very people who should most understand and praise the totality of his record. That they don't disgusts me beyond measure.

31 posted on 12/05/2011 8:38:11 PM PST by Wolfstar
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