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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

The Bush Legacy – Part II

The mainstream media will never tell you this, and I was shocked to hear Fox News today make a short reference to what you are about to read.

So I am asked often by Liberals, "What good has George Bush accomplished? I began this series with the blog Terrorism…Post Election, regarding the fact that since 9/11 there have been no terrorist attacks on American soil. The second part of a multi-part series, i.e. this blog will tell you yet another thing that Bush has done right, with focus on Bush's policies for Africa.

You see, many people are quick to say that the US shouldn't be fighting wars in Afghanistan or Iraq. They are obvious mediabots, spewing nothing but 'talking points'. Because when pressed, all they say is we are spending $10B a month in Iraq, blah blah blah, droning on like Stepford Wives. Forget the fact that the war received bi-partisan support, and was not just George W Bush's Excellent Adventure. I chalk this up to a combination of Liberal ignorance, combined with heavy media hypnosis. But what interests me more is the Black perspective on this.

Blacks are much more interested in domestic affairs for the most part, as opposed to Jews for example who base many of their decisions on how Israel will be treated. But today Blacks act as if they have suddenly become experts in world affairs, yet there is little to no discussion of Africa…the Motherland? Perhaps like Obama, Blacks have thrown Africa under the bus?

Because if Blacks and other Liberals did look at Bush's policies in Africa, one major policy initiative being PEPFAR, "The President's Emergency Plan For Aids Relief", they could come to but one conclusion. Bush has done more for Africa, than any other US president in history.

Conversely, Clinton, the real first Black president had one of the worst policies in Africa. He actually made Jesse Jackson ambassador to Africa, which was a dismal failure. Recall this assignment was given to Jackson during "The Blue Dress" incident, so Slick was a bit distracted. The 300,000 African deaths for which the Clinton/Jackson team was responsible rates pretty low, when you are dealing the larger issue of "getting rid of a protein-stained dress?" Needless to say, Blacks love of Clinton and disdain for Bush definitely qualifies for a submission to Bizarro World.

The media is quick to showcase Darfur, Zimbabwe, the Sudan, or Somalia, when mentioning the Bush administration. In other words, pick your African country failure, then blame Bush, as if he himself is there creating civil wars or captaining Somali hijackers' vessels. But like most Liberals, even when it's proven that a Conservative has done the right thing, they can't give credit without an 'escape clause'.

Said Melvin Foote, president and CEO of Constituency for Africa, a coalition of groups that work to improve conditions on the continent:

"The Bush administration has broadened and deepened U.S. policy towards Africa...I don't know if it got involved for all the right reasons, but once it got involved it realized this was a good thing to do."

What Foote is referring to is the Bush administration's efforts to stabilize Africa's fledgling democracies and combat its daunting health problems, specifically HIV/AIDS and malaria. Since 2003, the Bush administration has provided funding to increase the number of Africans receiving anti-retroviral drugs from 50,000 to 1.4 million, according to Jendayi Frazer, the assistant secretary of the Bureau of African Affairs. The actual number now exceeds 2M.

And for you pro-life Conservatives that felt as though Bush has done nothing for the cause, here's a morsel for you:

"It's probably true that the Bush administration has directed more resources to the African AIDS problem than did the Clinton administration," said Nicole Lee in a grudging offer of support. But Bush's African AIDS program has been "a double-edge sword," said Lee, executive director of TransAfrica Forum, a Washington-based advocacy organization for Caribbean and African policy. It has been undermined, she said, by the "Gag Rule," a Bush administration policy that forbids foreign non-governmental organizations from receiving U.S financial support if they offer abortion or abortion counseling."

What Ms. Lee is saying is that Bush tied strings to this money. The strings were that the US would not fund the programs, if the funding was used to promote abortion throughout the world. Yes, Conservatives, abortion is not just a US issue. You should note that one of Obama's first acts as president will be to rescind this order.

The other thing you should note about Ms. Lee's comment is how she casually mentions that Bush spent more money than Clinton in Africa. It was not that Bush just outspent Clinton, but that Bush's policies were effective in Africa, and not just a needed bombing an African aspirin factory.

So how has The Bush Doctrine that has been so disparaged by the mainstream media benefitted Africa? Let's look at the statistics.

In 1989, there were only three countries in sub-Saharan Africa that were considered democracies by the international measures of democracy: Botswana, Mauritius, and Senegal. Today there are over twenty. These are measured by Freedom House and several other independent groups.

Ask any Liberal knowledgeable about this topic [if you can even find one], and they will quietly admit that Bush's Africa policies are an overwhelming success. Why doesn't the media report this?

The media can't have African-Americans rallying behind Bush or the Republican party in any way. So just like the Liberals have swept the racist policies of Democrats under the rug, and they are doing the same with the phenomenal work done by the Bush administration in Africa.  Keep those "slaves" stupid and hungry.

Most of the world has done nothing but take from Africa, a continent teeming in natural resources. However unlike most of the world, the US, specifically George Bush has shown his compassion for helping Africa, taking nothing. The Liberal hypocrites in America with all their causes, just aren't that interested in telling the truth about the Bush policies in Africa. There's just not enough money in it.

That's my rant!

© 2008 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere All Rights Reserved



Alexander Schmitt said...

Great post! I learned something new today. To be 100% honest I had no idea Bush had helped out Africa. In fact I had no idea anyone helped out Africa. It is amazing how ridiculous Obama supporters can be considering the Republican party was formed solely to prevent slavery from spreading to the new states in our westward expansion. Why would anyone be a Democrat!?

Lillith2008 said...

Ditto Alexander....I learned something new today. The disdain for Bush caused amnesia for every positive thing he has done. Once Obamabots get their stimulus check in the first few months of 2009 they will be content and not worry about anything else. All the changes that are a coming will be ok with them cuz they got their "mule".

The Black Sphere said...

Another tidbit to note that during the Clinton administration, when Jackson took over African policy, things got so bad, that he was warned by African leaders that they could no longer provide safety for him. In one of his last visits, his plan was redirected, but to potential violence. Outcome, 300K African's died due to the ineptness of Jackson and Clinton. Nothing was done in HIV/AIDS, and only 'drive-by' participation otherwise. But Clinton was a GOD, right? And I bet you that despite Obama being African, he will do nothing for Africa as well, because there is nothing politically or financially to be gained. If he tries to rape Africa, the Dutch will do to him what Jackson could not, which to remove his "naughty bits".

Unknown said...

Excellent post. I remember Bush's SOTU speech in which he pledged billions of dollars to Africa to fight HIV/AIDS and malaria. As far as I'm concerned it's malpractice that the media has presented Bush's entire presidency as something wholly different from what it really has been. I will miss President Bush because he does what's right even when he knows no one knows about it.

Matt said...

Despite all of Bush's liberalness, he has done a lot of good under the radar. I think if Bush had been Democrat and done exactly the same things, the media and liberals would have loved and adored him. It's a shame they are so partisan that good results don't matter if you're on the wrong side.

The Black Sphere said...

Kim & Matt, I couldn't agree more. Bush is not my favorite Republican president, but he is a far cry better than the Dems. His legacy of protecting America will rate him as "good" down the road. So let's see how the partisan hacks handle Obama as the "compare and contrast" will be astounding for the Golden Boy.

Anonymous said...

Jolanda Davila Mason wrote at 10:18am

Awesome blog! Very informative, it is rare to see the things Bush has done right actually printed anywhere! Thanks so much for sharing!

Conservative Black Woman said...

Awesome post Kevin!!! I am going to cross post on my blog.

The Black Sphere said...

I'm flattered Robin!

thomasthecarpenter said...

Obama is a scoundrel George Bushes legacy will be one of Honor. Africa is on it's owne in the next 4 years. Their hope is in faith based relief.

Anonymous said...

What a great way to start my morning! Thank you for shining the light of truth on this subject. I was directed here by CBW. Also, I was pleased to see you (or someone here on your site) has a BTR show! That is how I met Robin. Can't wait to go back and hear the archives.

Bob Sorensen said...

You are doing a great job! Glad I found you, roundabout way from Twitter. Keep up the good work. But stop saying stuff *better* than I do, and *before* I do it, or I'll have to, uh, sulk or something.

The Black Sphere said...

Bringing the Storm! Thanks for the comment! You do a fine job, and regardless of whether I'm first, you still have an interesting point of view. This dude can WRITE, so READ him!

Anonymous said...

Interesting. I never knew what they were really doing in Africa. Also, this is another great example of how stupid liberals really are. Nice Kevin.