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7/19/2009

Millions Saved From AIDS in Africa

Filed under: International — DRJ @ 6:56 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

New research says AIDS in Africa is decreasing because of a project initiated by George W. Bush:

“Thousands of AIDS experts at an international AIDS conference cheered Sunday when Dr. Julio Montaner announced the result, saying it is from a yet-to-be published analysis of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, called PEPFAR.

Bush’s pet project is credited with saving millions of lives. It focused on the worst-hit African countries.”

— DRJ

33 Responses to “Millions Saved From AIDS in Africa”

  1. “pet project” is the euphemism Barack Obama’s dirty socialist Associated Press uses for “pork” since the dirty socialists took over Congress so it’s hard not to suspect they’re setting up a very cynical syllogism of a sort here.

    happyfeet (c75712)

  2. Ít is all a lie. Damned lie.

    JD (d71a7a)

  3. Just like those “racist homophobic rethuglicans” to spoil everything by actually solving a problem and making their ‘moral betters’ in the Press and Democrat Party look petty and stupid.

    Brad (259816)

  4. George Bush hates black people. Kanye West said so. This must be a fraud!

    daleyrocks (718861)

  5. When the “yet to be published analysis” is finally published, Obama will probably get the credit.

    tmac (f9e092)

  6. I can’t believe that racist AP reporter is calling Africans “pets” in that article. They ought to be shot.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  7. Please excuse the reference to violence. I did not mean it literally.

    daleyrocks (718861)

  8. This must win the prize for the least number of words at the most convenient politically (after Obama’s coronation) time possible. “Pet project”!!

    Jeez, I hate them.

    Patricia (48ec63)

  9. The silence from the left is deafening.

    Mike LaRoche (d83224)

  10. The Bush-43 anti-malaria efforts in Africa — which are vastly more cost-effective and ultimately will save more lives — still get almost no attention.

    Beldar (8b9497)

  11. Yet, Politico is reporting that Bono supposedly snubbed Bush at the WH, to the approval of Obama back in the day.
    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0709/Bono_dodges_a_hug.html
    ould also be a case of Bono getting stones years after the event.

    [Great minds think alike, Gazzer. I just posted on it. — DRJ]

    Gazzer (fceaf3)

  12. Ironic that on the same day as the Houston Chronicle’s ‘Analysis finding drop in Africa HIV credits Bush project‘ article, the NYT chose instead to print ‘South Africa Is Seen to Lag in H.I.V. Fight’

    (yes, two different focuses/specifics but still it’s telling…anything but credit Bush for some positive results re AIDS, instead focus on the continuing negatives. Perhaps it’s just as much about Texas and NY…)

    Dana (57e332)

  13. #9, oh hi Mike L! Long time, no talk. Hope you are well these days.

    Dana (57e332)

  14. Hi Dana! I’m doing fine. Getting ready to move up to Lubbock next month. How are you?

    Mike LaRoche (d83224)

  15. “U 2, Bono?”

    Bono was best pals with Bush–while Bush was in office spending money on Africa. Now Bono doesn’t want to admit that they were friends. It’s just like high school . . .

    Et tu, Brute?

    Daryl Herbert (a32d30)

  16. Re #12: I cannot think of a better definition of “Teh Narrative™.”

    Adults could admit that someone they don’t like might do something right once in a while. I think that President Obama has made some very good comments to African-American groups on taking responsibility (yeah, while passing more Big Nanny legislation, but you know what I mean). He also didn’t close Gitmo, or withdraw troops the way he promised.

    Those are good things.

    But NOTHING GW Bush did or said can be considered good by the Left. Weird.

    Eric Blair (acade1)

  17. My favorite Bono story is the one where he stops in mid concert, and starts to clap about every 10 seconds. Then he tells his rapt audience that every time he claps, a kid in Africa dies. To which one wag in the crowd shouts out “Well stop doing it then!”

    Gazzer (fceaf3)

  18. Professor LaRoche, #14: this is for you:

    http://www.top40db.net/Lyrics/?SongID=80425

    Eric Blair (acade1)

  19. Hey thanks Eric, that’s a great song! I was thinking of it when I was in Lubbock last week, but couldn’t remember who the artist was.

    Mike LaRoche (d83224)

  20. Eric is right in saying that W will never be recognized for the good he did. It’s much more important to blame him for all the world’s ills.

    He was just a stupid cowboy intent on destroying the Constitution, which oddly, still remains intact. For now.

    Just forget what he did to allow millions to have a hope at a free life, for others to receive the medical attention we take for granted.

    He also, ultimately, allowed U.S. citizens to forget about the horror of 9-11 so that we can gladly criticize him and his administration for the terrible monsters that they were not.

    History will not judge him kindly. I know why. Do you?

    Ag80 (a71b80)

  21. But here is the thing, Ag80: I don’t think GWB cares all that much. He did what he did because he thought it was the best course of action, not to gain approval from the media or from pundits.

    Notice I wrote “best course of action.” Today, everyone seems to think in terms of “good” versus “bad” actions. Truthfully, it is more like “bad” and “less bad” in many cases. GWB knew that.

    Did I agree with him on many issues? Not at all (so much for being a kneejerk Republican). Some of his decisions were flat out incomprehensible to me.

    But on the most important issues—including public health in Africa—GWB did the right thing.

    And he will never get any credit for it from any member of the MSM, college professor (other that the few who think as I do), or alphabetist Leftist. He’ll simply know he did his best to do the right thing.

    Eric Blair (acade1)

  22. Mike LaRoche,

    You’re headed for Red Raider country? Get your Guns Up!

    DRJ (6f3f43)

  23. Yep, they’re locked and loaded!

    Mike LaRoche (d83224)

  24. DRJ, Mike:

    Can we drop the Tech love? I’m trying to convince my son to go to A&M. You’re not helping.

    Ag80 (a71b80)

  25. So you’re an A&M graduate, hence the name Ag80? I have two uncles who graduated from the A&M Corps of Cadets back in the ’60s. Great school.

    Mike LaRoche (d83224)

  26. Hi Dana! I’m doing fine. Getting ready to move up to Lubbock next month. How are you?
    Comment by Mike LaRoche — 7/19/2009 @ 8:24 pm

    I’m doing well, Mike. Thanks. Suffering through the 105 degree summer here but I know you know all about that!

    He was just a stupid cowboy…

    I wonder what the left considers lower on the social class list: a stupid cowboy or trailer trash from Wasilla? Do they keep a list?

    Dana (57e332)

  27. Mike:

    Yep. A certified, documented Aggie, as is my wife, most of my in-laws and a host of other friends and relatives. But my father went to Baylor. We all have our crosses to bear, so to speak.

    Dana:

    It’s all the same to them. Fly-over country, don’t you know? Except Alaska’s only fly-over country for B-52s.

    Ag80 (a71b80)

  28. Sure Bush saved lives from AIDS, but you ignore the fact that he caused AIDS in the first place…

    Scott Jacobs (d027b8)

  29. Comment by Scott Jacobs — 7/19/2009 @ 10:47 pm

    That was Ronald Reagan!

    AD - RtR/OS! (083442)

  30. I must admit this is the one thing W did that was right.

    oderfla (22a589)

  31. Only one thing ruined it for Bush, Iraq. Apart from that he would be remembered as one of the strongest leaders in recent history. Obama should be a little more like him. Except for those mistakes.
    I congratulate George Bush for this. God bless you sir!

    The Emperor (1b037c)

  32. oderfla, your “admission” is as wrong as ever. George W. Bush had quite a few successes, especially in foreign policy and the war on terror, none of which your BDS allows you to recognize.

    SPQR (5811e9)

  33. Kudos to Pres. Bush for doing so much to remediate the African AIDS crisis. I’m not a huge fan but he got this one right.

    JEA (9c25cd)


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