Monday, June 27, 2005

Bono Praises Bush

We hear so much negativity towards George Bush from the entertainment world that it is downright shocking when we hear effusive praise. But, check this out, from Bono via Powerline:

Well, I think [President Bush has] done an incredible job, his administration, on AIDS. And 250,000 Africans are on antiviral drugs. They literally owe their lives to America.
In one year that's being done. … Yes, there's a lot of pressure on President Bush. If he, though, in his second term, is as bold in his commitments to Africa as he was in the first term, he indeed deserves a place in history in turning the fate of that continent around.

The truth of the matter is we don't know Bono's politics. He's never told us. He has spoken out against war and for helping poor people. I know Christians who look just as liberal as Bono, and who are Pacifists, who at the same time, if you spoke to them on other issues, would demonstrate a conservatism that would surprise you. I think Bono simply does what he thinks Jesus would do.

I am not saying I think I know where Bono is coming from. I don't. The Christians I know are all over the map politically. Bono might be a Communist for all I know. After all, he did write the lyric,

Don't believe in riches, but you should see where I live