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Bush Re-Enters Spotlight With Haiti Appeal
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Source: VOANews.com

Paula Wolfson
19 January 2010

One year after leaving the White House, former U.S. President George W. Bush is back in the public spotlight. He has joined forces with another past president - Bill Clinton - to raise private funds to help the earthquake victims in Haiti.

The images of devastation in Haiti have brought George W. Bush back to the spotlight.

He says these pictures of suffering are heart-wrenching. And he says he has a message for the Haitian people.

"People around the world know the hardship you are going through and that we care deeply about your lives," said George W. Bush.

Mr. Bush says he understands why the earthquake victims are anxious. He appeals for calm.

"I fully understand the anguish that the people of Haiti feel," he said. "But I hope the people of Haiti know that our government is doing everything it can with our military and USAID to get food, medicine, and water to you as quickly as possible."

The former U.S. president says his reason for concern is personal. During his time in office he launched an initiative called PEPFAR (the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) to fight the disease AIDS in parts of Africa and the Caribbean.

Read more: http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/usa/Bush-Re-Enters...
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