The United States has just assumed the largest burden of forgiving $40 billion in debt owed by 18 mostly African countries. It's no wonder these countries can't repay their debts when they suffer the enormous human and economic costs of malaria.But what could it be?
Malaria is a disease carried by mosquitoes, and the world knows how to kill the hated mosquitoes -- it's to spray them with the insecticide called DDT.So it is not really about Africans at all, is it?
Despite the obvious value of DDT in saving lives, environmentalist campaigns continue to prevent its use.
When will Americans wake up to the high costs of junk environmentalism?Nope.
There is nothing more noble that using the deaths of millions of Africans to defend your own right-wing/anti-environmental/political agenda.