Worth noting: statistical analysis shows that the 1.3 billion taxpayer dollars in abstinence education insisted upon by conservatives as a condition for funding AIDS prevention programs in Africa under George W. Bush was "largely waste."
Guess this just goes to show that it takes an outsider to point out that the emperor wears no clothes. People who lived through the epidemic in this country could (and did) predict this, but it took somebody who didn't need the grant money to prove it.
This is not to say that U.S. AIDS programs in Africa under Bush II were all useless. In fact, they were probably the closest thing to a successful feature of that awful presidency. Here's Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson, not usually a Bush fan: