It is a story you probably won't hear about in too many other places. A program launched by former President George W. Bush has saved more than a million lives.
A study by two Stanford University doctors states that Mr. Bush's AIDS-fighting campaign reduced deaths by 10 percent in targeted African nations, saving roughly 1.2 million people.
The study tracked AIDS deaths and HIV infections in 12 African nations getting aid under the president's emergency plans for AIDS relief. The $15 billion, five-year effort was launched in 2003.
Last year Congress extended it for another five years. Former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino who just returned from volunteering in Africa says: "Good news stories are not always reported because there is always bad news that drives coverage. But Americans should be proud and President Bush deserves a lot of credit."
He did do something worthwhile, didn't he?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:11 AM on Apr. 10, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
He did a lot of things worthwhile, but many refuse to see the good. Or maybe they don't think saving lives in Africa is that important. Or better yet, they probably think the idea came from a Democrat and Bush is just taking credit. Asking a Dem to say that Bush did something good is like asking the Fonz to say he is sorry.
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I never knew he did that.. but you know the true Bush haters wont credit him for anything he has done good while in office. Theyre too proud.
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