July 6, 2005
Hell Freezes Over
But the fact is that Mr. Bush has done much more for Africa than Bill Clinton ever did, increasing the money actually spent for aid there by two-thirds so far, and setting in motion an eventual tripling of aid for Africa. Mr. Bush's crowning achievement was ending one war in Sudan, between north and south. And while Mr. Bush has done shamefully little to stop Sudan's other conflict - the genocide in Darfur - that's more than Mr. Clinton's response to genocide in Rwanda (which was to issue a magnificent apology afterward).If you read the column closely, you might glean Mr Kristoff's subtle intentions to get Bush and this Republican Congress to spend even MORE money. Already, the Republican Congress is outspending all previous Democratic Congresses.
*** I am making this trip to Africa because Washington is an international city, just like Tokyo, Nigeria or Israel. As mayor, I am an international symbol. Can you deny that to Africa? Marion Berry
Posted by witnit at July 6, 2005 9:11 AM
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