Skip to comments.BUSH TO EASE RULE LIMITING HIV-POSITIVE FOREIGN VISITORS
Posted on 12/03/2006 9:29:18 PM PST by janetgreen
President Bush will ease a long-standing rule barring HIV-positive people from entering the United States without a special waiver, a ban long criticized by human rights groups.
Because of the rule, organizers of the biannual International AIDS Conferences have not held a gathering in the United States since 1990, when San Francisco hosted the event.
The White House chose Friday, World AIDS Day, to announce that Bush would issue an executive order allowing HIV-positive people to enter the United States on short-term tourist or business visas without having to seek special permission.
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Clinton, Reagan and now Bush all had really bad last two years. Maybe it might be worth having just a six year term adn that is it. Maybe 8 years of grueling 24 hour 7 day a week Presidency is too much.
Have you looked at the shear number allowed in LEGALLY since 9/11? It's staggering. Blackbird.
Tons better than breaking in new kneepads everyday. Blackbird.
Won't they? He's been trying awfully hard.
Just one MORE reason to be disappointed with Mr. Bush
Here's a little clue for Bush and anyone else who never took a course on Immunology. The test for HIV (even the abbreviation is a misnomer) is an ANTIBODY test, not an ANTIGEN test. It merely means that at some time in the past (most likely the very distant past) you came in contact with a harmless passenger retrovirus. You may have had a sniffle or two and that was it. You will not die unless you happen to be a male homosexual or an IV drug user. I can't explain why here, but take my word for it. Don't take AZT or any other DNA chain terminator or cocktail therapy. You'll be just fine.
Nobody likes Bush. So Bush tries to get everybody to like him by making stupid rules. End result, we have stupid rules and a president disliked by both right and left.
Before I boarded the plane to go to Russia in 1996 I had to have an AIDS test and when I boarded the plane, I had to have the documentation that I was HIV Neg with me.
I'm very much against this.
He's opened up visas for thousands more Saudi students and now this. What next? Please, don't answer....
There's nothing I can add. Nothing at all...
President Bush seems to feel we need more AIDS in this country. Something is terribly wrong in the White House.
At best, President Bush appears to be a closet Democrat. He signed CFR while pretending to have reservations about it even though he could easily have vetoed it. He wants to surrender our country to the invasion of illegal aliens, and he spends like a Democrat.
It may be the SF Chronicle, but does that mean there is not change in the executive order baring the HIV positive from entering the U.S.? You need to be careful with knee-jerk reactions.
"I think it's fair to have concern that some may be coming to the US by the most efficient means possible - which could be to attend and AIDS conference, then blend into the community and not leave at the end of the temporary Visa, and then ride the back of the taxpayer for the approximate $25,000/year AIDS cocktail treatment."
I think it would be stupid not to expect it. Of course they will.
"The President Is Dedicated To Ending Discrimination Against People Living With HIV/AIDS "
Why? Why spend even one penny on that?
Something STINKS in the White House. He's putting "politics" over the best interests of the American people.
History shows that turncoats used to be dealt with severely. Too bad for us that America has become so "compassionate".
"He's putting "politics" over the best interests of the American people."
Where is the political gain in this? He's not going to cure anyone of leftism by caving in.
Perhaps he's trying to condition America for the open borders NAU "come one, come all" policies.
Whatever he's trying to do for whatever reason, it's not going to be good for American citizens/taxpayers, that's clear. I think Bush has "lost it".
That's never stopped him before.
"Whatever he's trying to do for whatever reason, it's not going to be good for American citizens/taxpayers, that's clear. I think Bush has "lost it"."
I'm beginning to think that I have failed to blame him strongly enough for his failure to protect our borders.
Yes, yes, and yes. Let everybody in. Who cares? (Clearly not the fools who voted dem last month.) Uncle Sam will foot the bill for whatever. The dems attitude is that the feds will pay...(compassion, sound of violins, etc.), and that taxpayers are too dumb to figure out their pockets are being picked.
One thing that really sadly disappointed me was when I realized that GWBush had absolutely no respect for American citizens/taxpayers, and that he was no different from the other crooks in Washington, no matter which party they claim to represent.
That's when I called it quits on the GOP/DEM party, and will change my mind only when (and if) the GOP gives us a real American-loving candidate for '08.
Are you willing to be infected with it? If so, I think you should do it and then let us know how you do. I'm interested in your results.
He fooled me.
I voted for him TWICE and did volunteer work to help get him elected.
JG ... I am severely over JR Bush and figure he was wet nursed early on by an illegal Mexican nanny!
Well, I would say something but then I would be accussed of bashing the President.