For John, BLUF: Few are all bad. Nothing to see here; just move along.
This is old news, a couple of weeks old, but then sometimes things are better after some time has passed and we have the cold light of day on them.
Reporters Sudarsan Raghavan and David Nakamura, on 30 June, wrote about Former President George W Bush traveling to Africa. The duo wrote in The Washington Post. The take-away quote is here:
…Obama told reporters that Bush “deserves enormous credit” for the fight against HIV/AIDS, acknowledging that the program likely saved millions of lives.Now that is the reverse of the normal meme. Here is the background:
Obama has been widely applauded for distinguishing himself from Bush’s policies, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan. But across this continent, many Africans wish Obama was more like Bush in his social and health policies, particularly in the fight against HIV/AIDS — one of the former president’s signature foreign policy aid programs.Interesting.
Regards — Cliff