Bono Heaps Praise on George W. Bush For Fighting AIDS in Africa (VIDEO)
by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 2nd 2010 5:00PM
Bono believes that the U.S government's efforts to reduce the AIDS rate in Africa, which were expanded during the George W. Bush administration, have greatly improved America's standing around the world.
Speaking to Bret Baier on "Special Report' (Weekdays, 6 PM ET on Fox News), on the occasion of World AIDS day, Bono had this to say:
"(These anti-AIDS initiatives) are the best advertisements for America there's ever going to be. Even people who are snide and snarky about the United States of America have to admit that millions and millions of lives have been saved by American taxpayers ... America, you're saving five million lives. It's an extraordinary thing that you have done."
"And I can say this without fear of criticism, that without the leadership of President Bush, those numbers would not be there," Bono added.
After Bono finished saying this, U2's melodramatic masterpiece 'One' began to play in the background. It's entirely possible Bono wouldn't be such an effective anti-AIDS advocate if he hadn't once wrote a song so perfect to play in such situations.