Bono Praises Bush For African Aids Pledge

Crusading rocker BONO has lavished praise on American President George W. Bush for pledging $30 million (GBP15 million) toward the fight against AIDS in Africa. The U2 singer is delighted by the decision to divert government funds towards combating the crisis in the poverty-stricken continent. He says, "Some of my activist friends will be jumping on one leg rather than jumping on two because it's never enough. "But I'm standing up and I'm applauding the president and congress." Bono did, however, acknowledge that Bush's programme requires up to a third of the funds to be spent on abstinence education instead of safe sex campaigns. He adds, "Condoms are a part of the solution; they just are."


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Bono knows that Bush's "pledge" is unlikely to turn into hard cash.. but it is polite of him to say nice things while his fingers are probably crossed...
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