Tuesday, November 23, 2004

How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

That's the title of U2's new album, and it rocks. Bono would certainly not be considered a conservative by any stretch on the imagination, but he has shown a willingness to reach across the aisles. (And he didn't campaign for John Kerry, unlike another one of my musical heroes). I have been a fan since the War album, particularly of their incendiary live shows. So take the opportunity, if you have some time, to check out the organization DATA, an organization devoted to restructuring the debt of poor nations and fighting AIDS in Africa, two causes that are very noble indeed. Bono has devoted a lot of time to these issues and that is to his credit. I was very proud of Bush when he defied the stereotype of Republicans as selfish and uncaring by unveiling the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief.

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