21/03 Agence France Presse
US War on Terror a 'Grotesque Obscenity' Compared to AIDS Crisis: UN Envoy
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's special envoy blasted as a "grotesque obscenity" the money lavished on the US-led war on terror given the relative pittance spent on Africa's AIDS orphans and HIV-infected millions.
"Millions of children live traumatized, unstable lives, robbed not just of their parents, but of their childhoods and futures," Stephen Lewis, who is Annan's representative for AIDS in Africa, told the opening of a major conference here.
"How can this be happening, in the year 2003, when we can find over 200 billion dollars to fight a war on terrorism, but we can't find the money to prevent children from living in terror? And when we can't find the money to provide the antiretroviral treatment for all of those who need such treatment in Africa?------
AS 2PAC SAID "THEY'VE GOT MONEY FOR WARS BUT CANT FEED THE POOR"!!
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