Bono … making news!

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Thanks Movable Theoblogical for this link. Here’s some gems that hit me at first glance:

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… I’ve stopped rooting. I’m rooting for people that don’t have a vote and for people whose faces we don’t see.

… It’s an emergency. 69,000 Africans dying every day of a preventable, treatable disease.

… if you see a car crash, somebody’s lying there in the middle of the road bleeding and it turns out they’re a drunk driver, you’re still going to call an ambulance. We can’t make these judgments about entire civilizations. We try to re-educate people, we try to deal with the problem.

… not dealing with the problem with something like AIDS, which metastasized, which grows on a geometric level, is really foolhardy. Because it will be more expensive to deal with it later.

… I’m not asking drug companies to behave like philanthropists. I’m saying we, our governments, United States and Europe, have to deal with this problem. If we don’t, we will reap a very ill wind. This is — it’s not just being bleeding hearts here. The strategic implications. There’s 10 million AIDS orphans in Africa right now. There will be 20 by the end of the decade. 12 right now. This is chaos. This is a consummating (ph) havoc, and the war against terror, which you talk about every night, is bound up in the war against poverty.

… God must have a great sense of humor to have me on board.

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