George W. Bush: Michael Gerson’s words make the case for saving PEPFAR
When I took office in 2001, the situation with HIV/AIDS on the African continent and elsewhere was dire. A group of advisers including Condi Rice, Josh Bolten and Mike Gerson encouraged me to act before an entire generation was lost.
I believe that every life has dignity and value. I also believe that of those to whom much is given, much is required. So we developed a plan with clear objectives and accountability, and we got to work.
In 2003, Congress authorized the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR,...