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Mon Jul 1, 2013, 06:55 PM

 

Obama Praises Bush Before Historic Meeting in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – This is unprecedented: two U.S. presidents will make a joint public appearance in Africa Tuesday.

Former President George W. Bush will join President Obama in the morning at a wreath-laying ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to honor the victims of the 1998 bombing there, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today.

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Obama told reporters Monday that George W. Bush deserves “enormous credit” for his foreign policy aid programs, like PEPFAR, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.
“This is one of his crowning achievements,” Obama told ABC News’ Jonathan Karl.

“Because of the commitment of the Bush administration and the American people, millions of people’s lives have been saved.

“There has been some suggestion that somehow, we’ve reduced our commitment there. The fact of the matter is, is that we are serving four times the number of people today than we were when PEPFAR first began. But because we’ve gotten better at it and more efficient at it, we’re doing it at reduced cost,” he added.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 06:58 PM

1. AIDS relief program is the only thing Bush did that was right.

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Response to emulatorloo (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:09 PM

8. Well, I give him the "no call list," and the trip to Rochester to congratulate Jason McElwain . . .

the 16-year-old high school basketball team manager with autism who finally made it into a game and then shot six three-pointers and one field goal in four minutes. Kudos to George W. for making that kid's life a little better. It was a good and right thing to do.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:01 PM

2. To wingnuts this translates

to "GW Bush is a fucking genius and Obama is kissing his ass!" But then again, they often get it wrong.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:03 PM

3. I'm glad I voted for the "Lesser of Two Evils" TWICE! What a Fucking Fool!

At least I admit it.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:08 PM

7. Are you alright? n/t

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:04 PM

4. Obama has done EVERYTHING to APPEASE THE BUSHIES...CLINTON ALSO!

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Response to KoKo (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:32 PM

10. Why does Obama hate America!!!!???!!!!

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 12:09 AM

12. Because he is a Kenyan Nazi Socialist who approves of helping Africans fight AIDS

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:05 PM

5. Credit where credit is due ...

This was and still is an important program.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:08 PM

6. The MSM spin makes "praises Bush" more than it is

which is on a VERY specific issue of AIDS relief.

For the MSM, it's any excuse to prop up Bush.

Of course, the ensuing outrage will flower here where "Obama = Bush" in some minds on the opposite end of the spectrum.



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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:29 PM

9. Sadly, though.. Obama has many of Bush's Folks surrounding him...as well as

the WORST of the Democratic Clinton Crowd.

What does that tell you?

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Response to KoKo (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 07:48 PM

11. everything

 

I need to know that I picked the lessor of two evils, as usual, since my first vote in '72'. On edit, I also knew that I had possibly misjudged the Prez, when I found out he had all those Clinton people around him. I said to myself then, he's a centrist, just like billyboy and not a progressive, and I was right.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 12:11 AM

13. Yeah, for the money given to Aids in Africa. thanks to Bono too for

helping out with that.

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Response to Cha (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 12:12 AM

14. Yep.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 12:14 AM

15. PEPFAR is the best thing W ever did (nt)

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