Monday, August 29, 2005

To the world: Stop blaming the US for everything

This gets under my skin. Now Christianity is CAUSING AIDS in Africa according to freaking nut-cases in the U.N. This guy Stephen Lewis says that because Pres. Bush is spending US dollars on abstinence instead of shipping condoms to Africa that there will be a huge increase in AIDS there. There shouldn't be. If Mr. Lewis would tell the African men to stop raping the women over there then perhaps they too can have a drop in AIDS. DUH!
" The Bush administration favors prevention programs that focus on abstinence rather than condom use and has more than doubled funding for U.S. abstinence-only programmes over the past five years.
As part of President George W. Bush's global AIDS plan, the U.S. government has already budgeted about $8 million this year for abstinence-only projects in Uganda, human rights groups say. "
" Activists in both Uganda and the United States say the country is now in the grip of condom shortage so severe that men are using plastic garbage bags in an effort to protect themselves.
There is no question in my mind that the condom crisis in Uganda is being driven and exacerbated by PEPFAR and by the extreme policies that the administration in the U.S. is now pursuing in the emphasis on abstinence," Lewis told journalists on a teleconference."
Sounds like a lack of self-control to me.