WASHINGTON (CNN) – In an unusual moment, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson praised President George Bush at Thursday’s Democratic presidential forum.
On the topic of HIV/AIDS and African American teens, Richardson said there is a need to also address the issue of the disease in Africa and the need to fund the effort. He went on to praise President Bush in this effort.
“And here I'm going to say something positive about President Bush,” Richardson told the audience. “His funding for Millennium accountability and Millennium appropriations has been relatively impressive.”
Millennium Challenge provides funding to international projects in poor foreign countries.
- CNN Political Researcher Xuan Thai