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President Bush on AIDS: More Questions Than Answers

By John S. James

June 30, 2004

On June 23, 2004, President Bush spoke on AIDS in Philadelphia, at the same African American church where he also spoke on July 4, 2003. A transcript of this year's talk is at -- along with a White House fact sheet, and a discussion led by Carol Thompson, White House Office of National AIDS Policy.

The high-profile attention to AIDS is welcome, and the announcements look generous when reduced to headlines. But they leave major questions unanswered. The quotations below are from the fact sheet, which listed four announcements the president made in his speech:

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