View Full Version : U.S. AIDS Funding Program Started Under Bush Credited With Saving Millions

12-01-2010, 11:53 PM
Prepare for DUmmie heads to go asplode. Bono credits Bush for saving millions of lives from AIDS.

In the past 10 years, HIV infections have dropped by 20 percent. Medical experts say the combination of new treatments and a greater focus on prevention has been a success story.

But, according to specialists in the field and AIDS activists alike, in sub-Saharan Africa -- where efforts on raising awareness and relief is credited with saving 5 million lives -- the game changer has come as a direct result of massive U.S. funding that began in 2003.

While support for the funding has been bipartisan, U2's lead singer and world-renowned humanitarian Bono credits former President George W. Bush with leading the charge on the issue.

"Even people who are snide and snarky about the United States of America have to admit that millions and millions of lives have been saved by American taxpayers," Bono told Fox News' Bret Baier during an interview with the lead singer and the former president taped at Bush's Dallas, Texas, office.

"To live by the admonition to whom much is given, much is required, I think we ought to do that individually. And I think if we do that collectively as a nation we're better off," Bush said.

This was always one of those things that was overlooked as one of the greatest things Bush did while in office. I'm glad to see it getting some big recognition.


12-02-2010, 10:09 AM
I always thought this was a good policy of Bush's. I also thought it was cool that his daughters took up the cause, too, and worked in Africa and other places with AIDS patients and HIV positive people.

My Wednesday/Saturday church is having a jewelry sale in a couple of weeks, in which they are selling items made by people in South Africa who are HIV positive or who have AIDS. They make enough money to buy the drugs that the people need from these kinds of sales. I'm pretty sure that these programs are one of the results of the policies.