From CBS News:
America’s Gift: Fighting HIV/AIDS in Uganda
As president, George W. Bush did something momentous that few of you may know about – something so momentous that it is saving millions of lives and generating good will for America around the world.
Millions of Africans who had been dying of AIDS are now living with AIDS, thanks to President Bush’s program. The U.S. is providing pills to more than two million people with HIV/AIDS, people who could never afford them and who were condemned to die. The medicine not only saves their lives, it permits them to live full lives.
“60 Minutes” and correspondent Bob Simon went to Uganda, where AIDS has ravaged the country, killing more than a million people and where Dr. Peter Mugyenyi, a pioneer against AIDS, told us how grateful he is to Americans for saving his fellow Ugandans.
“We thank, sincerely, the American people. They are the people who are saving lives. They are the people who can be proud that lives are being saved on this continent,” Dr. Mugyenyi said.
Bush created the program in 2004 with the bi-partisan backing of Congress; last year, Congress raised the funding to about $7 billion a year for the next five years.
Dr. Mugyenyi has called this the greatest aid effort in modern times. “There has never been a rescue mission, a mission of mercy of this magnitude that has produced such magnanimous results,” he explained.
Watch the “60 Minutes” presentation here.
Exit Question: How many people on the Left who called Bush “evil” during his presidency do you think knew about this program? Or about his malaria program, which has also saved countless lives?