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Thursday, December 1, 2011
Hear the words of the prophet Bono on World AIDS Day
On this World AIDS Day, I encourage you to read the words of the prophet Bono in the NY Times today who praises America for how much we have accomplished fighting AIDS and asks us to finish the job--cutting funding would sentence millions to death. He credits the US with leading the fight to stop the epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa and saving millions of lives. Yes, the irony is not lost on me that the president whom I dislike so much--George W. Bush--was instrumental in making this good stuff happen. Let's hope Obama's announcement of new goals actually results in the "end" of the epidemic.