Monday, October 18, 2010

Obama undercuts Bush's AIDS initiative, offers disingenuous response to AIDS activists, Hecklers

In an interview last year, Dr. Peter Mugyenyi, director and founder of the Joint Clinical Research Center in Uganda, said that the U.S. President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief [PEPFAR] - launched in 2003 by George W. Bush - had saved millions of lives. But now, he said, AIDS patients were being deprived of life-saving treatments because the Obama administration had begun flat-lining funding for PEPFAR.

And yet, despite his administration's horrific HIV/AIDS funding policies, Obama responded to a group of AIDS activists who heckled him Saturday - during a campaign rally for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick - by accusing the Republican leadership of turning its back on the very AIDS patients he himself has callously ignored. - Video below:

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