Human Tragedy in Swaziland

Swaziland leads the world in people having AIDS and HIV. At present about 26% of the population is infected with rates of 87% for women aged 15-49 and 77% of males in that age bracket.

I wrote earlier today about Laura Bush is traveling in Africa on a campaign against AIDs and HIV, and her refusal to back down on opposing use of condoms. My God, there are people dying and the Bush family can’t shake their religious feelings in order to help. This story should be on the front page of every American newspaper. We, as a society, can help, but we refuse because of a politically motivated agenda in which votes always take precedence over doing what is right.

I apologize for twice today dealing with this story, but it emotionally and intellectually impacted me more than anything that happened in the world. We Americans owe the people of Swaziland an apology.

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