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July 22, 2008

He saved 2 million lives

Bono_and_helms From a former staffer of the late Jesse Helms:

His conservative principles were matched by his compassion. Originally, he didn't think there should be a big government role in combating AIDS. So Bono, who is an advocate for the cause, asked to see him. Bono convinced him, and they worked together--eventually securing some $200 million to fight AIDS in Africa. In a message to the Helms family this week, Bono said that thanks to Jesse Helms' efforts, 2 million lives were saved.

Read more. (HT Thunderstruck)

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