On World AIDS Day, even critics remember George W. Bush’s efforts

On World AIDS Day, Even Critics Remember George W. Bush’s efforts

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Former President George W. Bush saved thousands, if not millions of lives with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR, a $15 billion program dedicated to curbing the spread of HIV globally. Earlier this year, singer and activist Bono said he was hopeful President Obama would “follow through on what President Bush did … George kind of knocked it out of the park.”

While the former president now works mostly behind the scenes though the Bush Institute to promote global health, many are taking the occasion of World AIDS Day to remember Bush’s efforts.

Today is World AIDS Day, and thus a good moment to thank the American President who did more to fight it than any other: George W. Bush.

— Joshua Treviño (@jstrevino) December 1, 2012

In regards to #WorldAIDSDay, I’m thankful for PEPFAR, President Bush’s initiative to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa. Helped over 2 mill people.

— Demetrius Minor (@dminor85) December 1, 2012

With his PEPFAR plan, George W. Bush did more to fight AIDS than anyone before or since twitter.com/danielleneocon…

— Matt Barber (@jmattbarber) December 1, 2012

On World AIDS Day, Even Critics Remember George W. Bush’s efforts

He is so awesome. “@midwestgirlcvl: @danielleneocon George Bush did more to help people with AIDS than any president in history…”

— Danie (@danielleneocon) December 1, 2012

Shout out to George W Bush on AIDS day.. he really did curb the tide in Africa

— Felecia W (@frcoulter) December 1, 2012

[CBSNewsOnline] Rick Warren: “President Bush is a hero” to AIDS cause goo.gl/fb/oQCOu

— WATCH IT NOW! (@TheVideoTweets) November 30, 2012

For its part, the White House issued a statement observing World AIDS Day, overlooking PEPFAR but managing to promote Obamacare.

Statement from President Obama on #WorldAIDSDay 2012: on.wh.gov/8wAZeHy twitter.com/whitehouse/sta…

— The White House (@whitehouse) December 2, 2012

Here in the United States we are implementing a National HIV/AIDS Strategy and concentrating our efforts in communities where HIV rates are highest, including among gay men, Latinos, and African Americans. We are investing in comprehensive HIV prevention and care, including through the Affordable Care Act, to prevent infection and ensure that all people living with HIV have access to life-extending treatment.

Interesting on National AIDS Day, AIDS activist aren’t pushing the Obama Admin to return to the Bush policies of AIDS relief & funding.

— Todd Wilson (@TDubb) December 1, 2012

Even critics of the former president acknowledged Bush’s efforts.

Tried to remember if GW Bush did ANYTHING that might have been beneficial. One: he tackled AIDS. #grudginglygivingcredit

— Dallas Smith (@smithbend) December 1, 2012

Today is World AIDS Day, one of the only good things Bushdid was #PEPFAR: is.gd/6vGokY

— Mitch Lake (@mlake9) December 2, 2012

A handful, though, seem to have succumbed to Bush Derangement Syndrome, for which there is no known cure.

Serious doubts George Bush’s funds or American foreign #aid made dent on #AIDS. Credit goes to feminist/gay movements and sex worker unions.

— Sushma Joshi (@joshisushma) December 1, 2012

It’s #WorldAIDSDay so George H. W. Bush, you killed my friends and a lot of others. Their #AIDS blood still on your hands. #GOPFAIL #CTL

— Rick B in CT(@RickBinCT) December 1, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/12/01/on-world-aids-day-even-critics-remember-george-w-bushs-efforts-president-promotes-obamacare/

Rick Warren: "President Bush is a hero" to AIDS cause

Pastor Rick Warren spoke with CBSNews.com about President George W. Bush's contribution to the global fight against HIV/AIDS.

On World AIDS Day, Even Critics Remember George W. Bush’s efforts
On World AIDS Day, Even Critics Remember George W. Bush’s efforts
On World AIDS Day, Even Critics Remember George W. Bush’s efforts
On World AIDS Day, Even Critics Remember George W. Bush’s efforts
On World AIDS Day, Even Critics Remember George W. Bush’s efforts

On World AIDS Day, Even Critics Remember George W. Bush’s efforts

On World AIDS Day, Even Critics Remember George W. Bush’s efforts

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