Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Bono and Geldof on Bush's Presidency

Read an interesting piece on what has been positive about the Bush presidency, with some quotes from one or two surprising people:
“President Bush has every reason to be proud of what he and so many others have accomplished in Africa. From AIDS treatment once thought impossible, to millions of bednets to keep kids from dying of a mosquito bite, to new African jobs created with trade policy, to billions in old debts erased. And back in Washington, a political shift has taken place with Democrats and Republicans working shoulder to shoulder to partner with the people of Africa as they work to lift their continent out of poverty, putting 29 million children in school in the last five years, with the help of debt cancellation. These are accomplishments the next President must build on. It’s true that American generosity is on the rise, but it’s also true that despite recent set backs in Kenya, there’s a new Africa to match it. I hope that the next President iwll get to experience first hand this beautiful and entrepreneurial continent that is rising to all of the challenges being sent its way.

Mr. Bush “has done more than any other president so far…This is the triumph of American policy really....It was probably unexpected of the man. It was expected of the nation, but not of the man, but both rose to the occasion.. ... What’s in it for [Mr. Bush]? Absolutely nothing,”

"I'm pissed off” at the press for their failure to report on this good news story.

Bob Geldof

The full article with further quotes can be found here.

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