I make no secret here that I have my issues with the current administration (as summed up by Cheney’s abhorrent take on torture) and American politics at large.
However, there are a few things that I am very grateful for–such as increased aid to Africa. Here’s an interesting article from Time about that…although that has some eyebrow raising considerations as well. Africom? I’m pretty dubious that should be our “solution” to Hotel Rwanda-n issues, folks. Then again, if you have examples of US training security forces and succeeding without soiling our hands with innocent blood or future conflict, I’m all for hearing about ’em.
Your thoughts? How much merit does Bush deserve for increased aid? Will Africom (or similar initiatives) create another Afghanistan in the future? What’s the difference?