During their first joint visit to Haiti this week, George W. Bush appears to have wiped his hand on Bill Clinton's shirt after shaking hands with a crowd of Haitians.
If that is what happened -- Breitbart.TV first raised the question after seeing the video below -- it builds on Barack Obama's story of Bush's compulsive need for hand sanitizer. But whatever Bush's reason, it looks pretty bad.
When the men first met back in 2006 over breakfast at the White House, things didn't go so well.
Obama recounted the meeting in his book, "Audacity of Hope," recalling Bush's use of hand sanitizer, odd sense of humor and attempt at advice.
Bush wasn't happy with Obama's description of the meeting, expressing his irritation to Bill Sammon, Fox News' Washington Deputy Managing Editor:
The two men shook hands and then, according to Obama, Bush turned to an aide, "who squirted a big dollop of hand sanitizer in the president's hand."
Bush then offered some to Obama, who recalled: "Not wanting to seem unhygienic, I took a squirt."
Originally posted by searching4truth
Well, didn't Kaye already tell us that George Bush hates black people
Barack is half black and most Haitians are black, so George is probably just protecting himself since he probably believes "blackness" to be contagious.
I use hand sanitizer occasionally , but nothing is better than actually washing your hands.
They may not be George Bush's natural constituency but Rwanda's prostitutes have good things to say about him. So do poor South Africans abandoned by their quixotic government, and doctors across Africa who otherwise regard the American president as a walking crime against humanity.
As Bush arrives in Africa today at the start of a five-country tour he will be welcomed chiefly for an initiative which has gone largely unnoticed outside the continent but which has saved the lives of more than a million people with HIV.
The $15bn (£7.6bn) President's Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (Pepfar) is in its fifth year and has been hailed as a "revolution" that is transforming healthcare in Africa and has been praised as the most significant aid programme since the end of colonialism.
Bill Clinton's legacy in Africa was the debacle of Somalia and the abandonment of Rwanda's Tutsis to the 1994 genocide. But with Pepfar, Bush's primary contribution will be greatly extending millions of lives even though the programme has been criticised for emphasising abstinence in Aids education and using religious organisations to deliver care.
I ask the Congress to commit $15 billion over the next five years, to turn the tide against AIDS in the most afflicted nations of Africa and the Caribbean" President George W. Bush
In May 2003, the US Congress approved, and President Bush signed into law, the "United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Act of 2003".2 This legislation approved expenditure of up to $15 billion over 5 years and it provided the legal and policy framework for the expenditure.
The first "new" money of $350 million was made available by Congress in January 2004.3 Full implementation of PEPFAR began in June 2004.
PEPFAR was reauthorised for a further five years when President Bush signed the “Tom Lantos and Henry J Hyde United States Global Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Reauthorization Act of 2008”, in July 2008.4 The act authorised up to $48 billion for PEPFAR for fiscal years (FY) 2009-2013. It was named in honour of two late congressmen, one Republican and one Democrat, who authored the original 2003 act.
Originally posted by Anjin
This is the last straw. We need to get Bush out of office now!!!