BBC News reports U2 frontman Bono has welcomed President George Bush’s decision to spend more on Aids prevention in Africa and the Caribbean. The Supreme Court appointed leader said in last night’s State of the Union address that he wants to increase the country’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief budget by $10 billion to $15 billion over the next five years. “If we can turn the president’s bold long term vision into near term results we’re excited,” Bono said in a statement. “Any delay in increased funding means more lives lost and an even bigger check in the future.” Read more.
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