Sunday, July 12, 2009
# Posted 10:53 PM by Ariel David Adesnik
[Mr. Obama's] approach follows that of Mr. Bush, who was widely credited with doing more for Africa than any previous president. Like Mr. Obama, Mr. Bush tried to frame policy by rewarding good governance and building institutions through programs like the Millennium Challenge Corporation, an antipoverty effort that gave Ghana $547 million in 2006.I think Bush also tried to do something about the AIDS crisis, but I guess I'll have to wait for Obama's next trip to Africa to read about it.
Cross-posted at Conventional Folly (1) opinions -- Add your opinion
One compliment of Bush at a time. Frankly, given most media's (definitely including the Times) habit of portraying Obama's continuations of Bush policy as breaks with the past, I'm surprised that sentence got past the editors at all. Maybe the reporter was being sneaky by putting it at the end, long after the editor's eyes glazed over.Post a Comment