Skip to comments.George W. Bush to raise cancer awareness in Africa (Bush defends his Big Government™ programs)
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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I thought Africans had their hands full with Elephant stampedes and hyena attacks.
Gag me with a spoon.
When did FR become so radically conservative that we would condone being so harsh about former President Bush?
I think this is getting ridiculous.
Used to be there was some respect for people.
It’s really rather sad.
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.
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.
Bush was a Big Government borrow-and-spend "compassionate conservative" RINO tool who paved the way for Obama.
I don’t agree. He is a good man who did what he thought was best.
So many people think they know everything!
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.
I feel sorry for you.
May God bless George Bush.
Don't patronize me, Bushbot.
Can you explain what you mean by “radically conservative”?
yup, you can dish it out, but not take any criticism.
Hey , calling Bush a rino does not make one a radical conservative. Bush presided over the largest growth of government since LBJ.
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)
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
GWB and his family just live for a Democrat to compliment them, but the Democrats never seem to get around to doing so.
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.
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.
I guess I will just have to agree to disagree with some of you!
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.
| 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 wouldnt 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...
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.
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.