In Vienna AIDS Activists ‘Rage’ at Obama, ‘Pine’ for Bush?

Washington Post puts that on page A-10

Tim Graham

Washington Post reporter David Brown found “rage and panic” at a recent meeting of AIDS activists in Vienna, placed on page A-10 of Thursday’s paper:

The rage is directed at the Obama administration, which many activists say is reneging on a commitment to continue big annual increases in global AIDS spending. The panic arises from the knowledge that in some African countries, patients who want antiretroviral treatment are being turned away and will soon start dying.

Some activists pine for former president George W. Bush, who launched a much-praised multibillion-dollar fund to fight AIDS around the world. But now, in the eyes of many, the U.S. government has replaced the pharmaceutical industry as the main impediment to progress.

The headline on the piece is nondescript, mentioning neither president: “Rage, panic in AIDS fight: Activists fear a lack of funding will force people to be turned away from help and accuse the U.S. of reneging on pledges.”

Brown began with how the AIDS picture improved in those supposedly dreadful eight years of Bush…

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