Just when you thought that you had seen and heard everything the Creep in the Whitehouse could possibly do to shaft this country, himself sinks even lower.
According to the NYT, Bush will in fact be distributing a small portion ($350 million out of a promised $15 billion) of his original promised AIDS money to Africa, but not through NGOs. Instead, the money will go through his flunky ambassadors, who will make sure that people like Pat Robertson get to hand out the drugs, complete with an admonition not to screw, not to use a condom, and oh yah, hallelujah brother. And they won't be handing out the simple one shot pills that cost a mere $140 a year. No, under the guise of safety, they will hand out the expensive multiple pill stuff that comes from, you guessed it, the US pharmaceuticals, like Eli Lilly.
This is so unbelievably cynical, it has to have come from the mind of Karl "The Big Twerp" Rove. What's a real shame is that the idea for helping Africa with AIDS (and sanitation problems) came from Paul O'Neill, the fired Treasury Secretary, who apparently is the only decent person to have ever worked in the Bush Administration.
This from an Administration that promises to spend $533 billion on prescription drugs without asking for a f'cking discount.