I don’t subscribe, but I’ve read enough to know the Illegal Administration values AIDS prevention among African countries’ soldiers – the potential first lines of armed strife if widespread AIDS causes economic and/or civil collapse there – over civilians, who only get Abstinence preaching from this pResident. Their base – Since when are Protestants against birth control?! – won’t let them take a common sense Harm Reduction approach, Safer Sex (sic) education, including condom use…or availability. Or they won’t let them spend the money to save civilians, even if it would prevent the collapse in the first place. These guys aren’t so fiscally prudent after all – penny wise, pound foolish. They probably think it won’t happen on their watch. [Does that mean they will go away in ’08?!] But I guess if they try not to publicize it in the States, they feel they can do both for the soldiers, who travel more, see more blood and other HIV-bearing bodily fluids, possibly rape and torture and share needles more (now or in the future), etc. They may also think they’ll get on the warriors’ good side, so America and especially its corporations can benefit from the collapse or what follows it. Besides, being rulers and militarists themselves, they probably care in their hearts (if they have any) more for the soldiers than civilians, there as here. And heaven forbid they do anything for African women’s and girls’ health and empowerment!
Brutal Realpolitik, coupled with the cowardice and true lack of leadership that keeps them from helping their supporters face the truth about AIDS, Africa, civil collapse and war, racism, dangerous moralism, hypocrisy, sexism, electoral and business and geopolitical opportunism, corporatocracy, etc etc etc.
Probably a Kissinger idea.