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  •  Lemme know if this has been diaried. (17+ / 0-)

    "Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed." General Buck Turgidson

    by muledriver on Fri Mar 16, 2007 at 05:17:14 PM PDT

    •  ha. that man may be elected from my state (3+ / 0-)

      but he is not my senator.
      Just to refresh mr straight talk here is a little quotation

      The ethical implications of not doing everything in our power to slow the spread of [AIDS] are severe. The most basic morality requires that we commit ourselves to combating HIV/AIDS everywhere. The social and political implications of allowing this disease to claim its grim toll are grave: countries cannot survive the death of a quarter or more of their populations without severe unrest, impoverishment, even radicalization and revolution. In Africa, more women are infected with HIV/AIDS than men; their central role in family life means their deaths have disproportionate effect. Millions of children cannot lose their parents without lasting damage to themselves and their societies.

      yes, we must do everything except of course give out condoms, because condoms, though they do a pretty good job of preventing the spread of HIV, have that nasty side effect...contraception.

      the really serious consequences will happen ..to our grandchildren.If we do too little, they will get what we deserve.-R Strom

      by biscobosco on Fri Mar 16, 2007 at 06:02:56 PM PDT

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      •  Well, that was wa-a-a--y back in 2003 (1+ / 0-)
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        Can't expect McCain to remember what he spoke so forcefully about way back then, can you?  I see the press statement you linked also says this:

        As Uganda in particular has shown, AIDS can be managed and contained.

        Interesting you pointed that out, Mr. McCain, since Uganda's success was partly based on social marketing of condoms:

        Uganda reverses the tide of HIV/AIDS

        Uganda's success in reducing high HIV infection rates is the result of high-level political commitment to HIV prevention and care, involving a wide range of partners and all sectors of society. Same-day results for HIV tests and social marketing of condoms and self-treatment kits for sexually transmitted infections, backed up by sex education programmes, have helped reduce very high HIV infection rates.

        But I guess you must have forgot.

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