George W Bush - the Real African Hero -
A new poll reports President Obama is now viewed as less competent, more dishonest than George W. Bush. Comparing the two, Obama doesn't stack up well against Bush, the man he's blamed for just about everything that is not right.
Incompetent, Obama edged Bush out at 27-26.Honest, Bush won with 31 to Obama's 18. And liar, it's Obama 18, Bush 13
As President Bush's Dallas Library opened, his approval rating had recovered to 47% but Obama's was down to 43%, his all time low.
The Obama's are vacationing in Africa to the tune of $100 million dollars. Across the continent, many wish Obama was more like Bush, especially in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
One of Bush's signature foreign policy aid programs, he poured billions into an effort to combat the spread of AIDs that was consuming a whole generation, especially in South Africa and leaving a million orphans. In South Africa alone, AIDS killed about 2.3 million, the worst affected country in the world according to the UN records.
Unbelievably, today AIDS rates of infection in South Africa have fallen to 30 percent with two million being treated with drugs.
Unfortunately, President Obama has not chosen to continue the Bush programs. Hilary Thulare, country director of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, an LA non profit working in 26 countries said "It's been a disappointment. Obama is retreating on AIDS and in so doing, retreating on Africa. Knowing that Africa has many challenges with fighting AIDS being one of the biggest, we were really expecting President Obama to continue where Bush left off".
Far left liberal columnist Ellen Ratner wrote a column about Bush's commitment to committing life-saving resources to the AIDS ravaged continent, so moved was she by what President Bush did.
Here is Ellen's column:
George W. Bush, not Barack Obama, is the real American hero in Africa. Take it from me, a liberal Democrat who voted for Obama twice. I know a little about Africa. I have been to the continent 17 times over the last 32 years. In particular, I have a great interest in South Sudan.
I first traveled there in March 2008 and I have been back 13 times since. For five years now, I have been entranced and haunted by the land and its people. The land is so beautiful, the people are so friendly. And yet they are plagued by many challenges.
And some Americans have really stood up to help - most notably, the 43rd President, George W. Bush. Yet now that Obama's first term has drawn to a close, the positive buzz about Obama has dramatically shifted. The Obama excitement and the T shirts have mostly disappeared.
In fact, South Sudanese today are thinking more about another US President, that would be Obama's predecessor, Bush '43. As an Obama supporter, I was particularly struck by this. Yes, Bush is a hero in Africa and Americans too should know why. No American president, before or since, has had Bush's vision and determination to save so many millions of lives"