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    Default Bono clashed with president Bush over stalls in US aid to Africa

    Campaigning rocker BONO confronted US President GEORGE W BUSH after discovering the United States has held back aid money promised to Africa.

    Only a fraction of the cash in the Millennium Challenge Account - a US initiative for Africa set up in 2004 - has found it's way to the continent.

    And Bono insists he went straight to the top for answers.

    He says, "I'm p**sed. I'm mad , in fact, that not more has happened. But still, more has happened than any could have imagined from them. Even though $400,000 is the figure so far, over $2 billion has been set aside for Africa.

    "We have had a heated debate about this, myself and the president. Funnily enough, he was almost as p**sed as I was.

    "He said there was no excuse. But it's clear they had a lot on their mind. After 9/11 and entering into the war, some desks got very overcrowded. It's not an excuse that I'm accepting, but I do believe they will put it right.

    "Even the most staunch critics will concede that the president has tripled aid to Africa."
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    Default Re: Bono clashed with president Bush over stalls in US aid to Africa

    I love U2 but Bono is too media whory when it comes to his charity work. One minute he is hobnobbing with world leaders that are contributing to poverty throughout the world and the next he critisizes them. He is a hypocrite.

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    Default Re: Bono clashed with president Bush over stalls in US aid to Africa

    Oh please. Like Bush gives a fuck, those funds were probably held back because the charities wouldn't back his fucktarded "abstinence only" sex ed doctrine.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

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    Default Re: Bono clashed with president Bush over stalls in US aid to Africa

    He spatted with Paul Martin, too. Stephen Harper probably doesn't know where Africa is.

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    Default Re: Bono clashed with president Bush over stalls in US aid to Africa

    Bono must have some backhanded deal on the sly in the works;
    he must have shares in some company that has a contract to build
    a dam somewhere in Tanzania, and they're just waiting for the
    money. That's how these things work.

    How else could a grown man be so dumb as to expect that the
    money they need is actually going to get to the poor?

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    Default Re: Bono clashed with president Bush over stalls in US aid to Africa

    He's a rock star, not a Rhodes scholar.

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