“…the bottom line is George Bush is a healer…”
The organization is called Honor Freedom.
The Great Man’s WPost commentary:
“…I firmly believe it has served American interests to help prevent the collapse of portions of the African continent. But this effort has done something more: It has demonstrated American character and beliefs. America is a certain kind of country, dedicated to the inherent and equal dignity of human lives. It is this ideal – rooted in faith and our founding – that gives purpose to our power. When we have a chance to do the right thing, we take it.
On this World AIDS Day, considerable progress has been made. The United Nations recently reported that the world has begun to halt and reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, considerable need remains. Every human life is precious, and far too many people around the world continue to suffer from the disease.
We still hope for an AIDS vaccine. In the meantime, there are millions on treatment who cannot be abandoned. And the progress in many African nations depends on the realistic hope of new patients gaining access to treatment. Why get tested if AIDS drugs are restricted to current patients? On AIDS, to stand still is to lose ground.
I am happily out of the political business. But I can offer some friendly advice to members of Congress, new and old. A thousand pressing issues come with each day. But there are only a few that you will want to talk about in retirement with your children. The continuing fight against global AIDS is something for which America will be remembered. And you will never regret the part you take….”
One of the things The Pink Flamingo respects The Great Man for is what he did for Africa and the fight against AIDS. There are some conservatives, like John Derbyshire think you aren’t to spend tax-payer money doing good deeds like this.
There is a single bottom line here with the millions of people George W. Bush has helped in Africa. When the encroachment of hard-line Islam into that continent, the people he has helped and given better lives will not turn on us. Helping people like this is as much a national security issue as it is a humanitarian issue.
I suppose that is what angers me the most about so many tea party types. They do nothing but denigrate The Great Man. The more I watch some of these people, the more I wonder if they can even be Christians at times.
From God Calling for December 1 (ironically)
“…I am beside you. A very human Jesus, who understands all your weaknesses, and sees too your struggles and conquests.
Remember, I was the Companion of the Weak. Ready to supply their hunger. Teaching My followers their responsibility towards all, not only those near and dear to them, but to the multitude.
“Lord, send them away that they may go into the villages and buy themselves victuals,” said My disciples, with no sympathy for the fainting, exhausted men, women, and children.
But I taught that Divine Sympathy includes responsibility. “Give ye them to eat,” was My reply. I taught that pity, without a remedy for the evil, or the need, is worthless.
“Give ye them to eat.” Wherever your sympathy goes, you must go too, if possible. Remember that in thinking of your own needs. Claim from Me the same attitude now. The servant is not above his Master, certainly not in Spiritual attainments, and what I taught My disciples, I do. So fainting and needy, by the lakeside of life, know that I will supply your need, not grudgingly, but in full measure.
“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9
blessings to you and yours this day and always …”
According to Bill Frist, GWB may have saved upwards of TEN MILLION LIVES in Africa. That is 10,000,000 lives. I don’t know about you, but I am very proud of him.
“…Wednesday, December 1 is World AIDS day, recognized across the globe as a time to increase awareness, encourage prevention and challenge prejudice of the worst viral affliction in recent history, and if there’s one man who should be praised for his commitment to combating AIDS, it’s George W. Bush.
In fact, liberal newspapers such as the Boston Globe and New York Times agree, suggesting that Bush’s commitment to helping AIDS victims in Africa will emerge as a big part of his presidential legacy.
Even New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof opined last year that the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS (PEPFAR) — Mr. Bush’s $15 billion HIV/AIDS worldwide initiative — was “the single best thing [Bush] has done in his life.”
In 2009, former Senate Majority leader Bill Frist wrote that, “No president in history had made such a commitment against a single disease . . . in my annual medical trips to Africa during the Bush administration, I saw the cost of treatment for HIV with life-saving antiretrovirals (ARVs) drop from $4,000 a year to $125. The number of Africans on ARVs jumped from 50,000 to 2.1 million.”
PEPFAR not only provided antiretroviral therapy to AIDS victims, it funded medical professionals to treat other illnesses and helped prevent mother-to-child transmission, while also prioritizing women and children who were victims of rape and sex trafficking….