In the twilight of his presidency, George W. Bush sought refuge in one of his foreign policy victories: Africa. Dogged by his global missteps and failures, Mr. Bush traveled abroad in Feb. 2008 to trumpet his legacy-building AIDS program. When President Barack Obama heads to Africa later this week, the focus won’t be on a signature success story. Instead, the trip will highlight his lack of attention to the continent.
I was working for the United States Agency for International Development when Mr. Bush arrived in Rwanda to much fanfare. He deserved the warm welcome and praise for his administration’s AIDS program: more than $15 billion dedicated to preventing and treating the disease.… Seguir leyendo »