Monday, October 17, 2005

Abstain from the UN

The UN isn't worth the concrete needed to cover its own grave and here is another perfect example. For those unfamiliar with the Ugandan sucess in fighting AIDS, they use the ABC method. A for Abstinence, B for Be faithful in Marriage and (a regrettable inclusion) C for Condoms if A and B don't work for you. The focus on chastity has driven the HIV infection rate from 18% to 5-7%. Compare that with the UN dominated Condoms campaign rate in the rest of Africa which are going the wrong direction. The UN despises the success of abstinence and is fighting to end the ABC program because it is "doing damage to Africa." Here are some thoughts from the Ugandan health minister:

Once the usual UN administration fee had been deducted from Bush's pitifully inadequate $15 billion, there could easily have been enough left over to buy, oh, twenty thousand bucks' worth of second-hand condoms from a rubber factory co-owned by a nephew of Kofi Annan and a cousin of Boutros Boutros-Ghali.

Why let actual results dicate policy, what they need is more condoms! (and the UN needs another cash cow.)

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