Memo To Bono

The United States doesn’t mind helping out in Africa. It really doesn’t. That’s why the Millenium Challenge Account was created in 2002. It helps poor African countries whose leaders are really trying to do the right thing.

Ghana recently received a five-year, $547 million grant for agricultural development. It has free – and regular – elections and a government, headed by President John Agyekum Kufuor, that isn’t compromised by corruption. Its economy is relatively robust.

President Bush put the Ghana grant – and 10 others worth a total of $3 billion – into perspective. “It doesn’t make any sense for us to send taxpayers’ monies to countries that steal the money.”

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