Commentary & Opinion
President Bush's Africa, HIV/AIDS Legacy
October 14, 2009
Former President George W. Bush "did more to help Africa and more to combat the AIDS virus globally than any other president in history," Jeffrey Scott Shapiro, an investigative reporter and lawyer, writes in a FOXNews.com opinion piece. Shapiro highlights PEPFAR as evidence of the former president's success in Africa. He writes that the program "has reportedly saved at least hundreds of thousands of lives in the 15 African countries targeted as part [of] the legislation."
According to Shapiro, "In a time when few leaders showed any interest at all, President Bush selflessly demonstrated tremendous leadership to help Africa and showed incredible compassion to people suffering from the horror of the AIDS virus." He concludes, "These monumental strides should finally be taken into account when judging him in the historical record" (10/12).
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