Sunday, December 21, 2008

President Bush Honored for His Fight Against AIDS

“No world leader has done more for world health than President George Bush.”---Rev. Rick Warren

President Bush was recognized last Monday by Rev. Rick Warren and President-elect Obama for his leadership in the fight against AIDS. Rev. Warren has been invited give the invocation at President Obama's inauguration on January 20, 2009.

Even President Bush's daughter Jenna has written a book to educate young people about AIDS titled Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope.

Medill (12-2-08) reports:

...President George W. Bush was recognized Monday for his international efforts to effectively fight AIDS.

“No world leader has done more for world health than President George Bush,” said the Rev. Rick Warren on the 20th anniversary of Worlds AIDS Day. “Literally millions of lives have been saved in the last five years.”

Bush was awarded the first “International Medal of PEACE” by Warren, the pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. The ceremony was part of the Saddleback Church Civil Forum on Global Health held at the Newseum in Washington and focused on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR).

As of Sept. 30, the initiative has provided lifesaving antiretroviral treatments for more than 2.1 million people around the world with HIV/AIDS, including 2 million in sub-Saharan Africa..

Bush credited Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former speechwriter Michael Gerson, and U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator Mark Dybul for putting the president AIDS initiative into action.

“I don’t deserve an award. The people who make this policy work deserve the award,” Bush said.

...Obama also addressed the group in a pre-recorded message.

“I salute President Bush for his leadership in crafting a plan for AIDS relief in Africa and backing it up with funding dedicated to saving lives and preventing the spread of the disease,” the president-elect said. “In my administration, we will continue this critical work to address the crisis around the world.” [Full text]

President-elect Obama's former Chicago minister, Rev. JeremiahWright, used his pulpit to promote the Soviet-era KGB lie that the U.S. government had invented AIDS as a biological weapon to kill black people.

This malicious KGB conspiracy theory was disavowed by reputable leaders of the the Soviet Academy of Scientists in 1987. Even General Yevgeni Primakov, the head of the KGB's Foreign Intelligence Service, admitted in 1992 that the KGB spread this lie, and this admission was published in Izvestia.

Primakov's admission, which was made to Russian college students who were attending a KGB recruiting speech, was carried on the pages of Izvestia (3-19-92).

General Primakov told the Russian college students:

The head of the Foreign Intelligence Service [KGB General Yevgeni Primakov] made a number of really sensational announcements. He mentioned the well-known articles printed a few years ago in our central newspapers about AIDS supposedly originating from secret Pentagon laboratories. According to Yevgeni Primakov, the articles exposing the U.S. scientists’ 'crafty' plot against mankind were fabricated in KGB offices. [See the reasons for this admission here.]

In spite of the fact that the State Department has explained the origins of AIDS and publicized Primakov's frank admission, the AIDS conspiracy theory continues to circulate in the black community where the belief that the U.S. government is trying to infect blacks with AIDS has had a very bad effect on the health of young black Americans.

Anyone who knows very much about AIDS knows the history of the KGB's disgraceful anti-American canard about the U.S. spreading diseases. The KGB's attempt to discredit America endangered the health of people all over the world who believed this lie and decided that there was no point in taking responsibility for protecting their health.

The discredited Colorado ex-professor Ward Churchill also spread a conspiracy theory about disease when he mischaracterized his sources and concocted a series of increasingly elaborated undocumented claims that the U.S. Army deliberately infected the Mandan Indians with smallpox.

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