Over at the CNN Religion Blog, Jim Wallis calls upon Barack Obama to follow the example of George W. Bush and do something about the growing problem of HIV/AIDS in Africa. He writes:
It was not that long ago faith leaders and millions of activists organized across the globe to press President George W. Bush to respond to the AIDS pandemic and fund solutions to end extreme global poverty.
The result of bold American leadership led to nothing short of a historic wave of success. Today, nearly four million Africans are on life saving HIV/AIDS medicines, up from 50,000 in 2002. President Bush’s legacy in the fight against global AIDS is strong, but much more needs to be done.
Barack Obama campaigned on a promise to continue that leadership. But today, his promise has yet to be kept. Fortunately, it’s not too late for him to do so…
Maybe Obama can learn a thing or two from the so-called “compassionate conservatives.”