Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bush Credited For Saving Lives in Africa

Stop the presses!!!

Former President Bush is actually being given credit for something in the MSM.

A study done at Stanford University has concluded that the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has saved over 1 million Africans and over a period of four years has reduced AIDS deaths in the targeted countries by 40%.

Although the study is careful to note that PEPFAR hasn't stopped the spread of HIV the treatment allocated under the program is keeping people alive as it is in other countries.

It is also worth noting infection rates have not dropped in South Africa. But much of that is due to resistance on the part of the South African government to antiretroviral drugs.

So the next time someone gives you jazz about President Bush, particularly if they ask why he didn't send troops into Darfur, tell them President Bush has done more to save lives than all other Presidents before him and very likely the one after him.

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