AIDS Aid War

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DUELING DONORS: Bush and Chirac offered help for Africans with AIDS

The leaders of the wealthy world weren't keen to launder much dirty linen in the famously clean waters of Evian last week. They talked about the global economy but not about the falling U.S. dollar; about advancing global free trade but not about cutting agricultural subsidies; about weapons of mass destruction but not — heaven forfend — about Iraq. There was one topic, however, on which Messrs. Berlusconi, Blair, Bush, Chirac, Chrétien, Koizumi, Putin and Schröder talked real money: combatting aids in Africa, where it kills some 6,500 people a day, most of them women and children.

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