Armitage strongly argues that the Darfur and AIDS crises are too important to ignore.
Question: What issues don’t receive enough coverage?
Armitage: I think there are probably two. Darfur is the one that’s gotten me very unhappy because it has . . . It’s got everything. It’s got energy avarice. It’s got inhumanity. It’s got tribal and racial aspects. It’s just got inhumanity on a grand scale. And so I think we ought to step up and take a look at that. To some extent all of us are our brothers’ keeper. And the other is the question . . . the whole question of infectious diseases. In some ways in Africa, we . . . George Bush doesn’t get any credit. He’s put four times as much money into this as any other president, and he’s had some . . . some success in some of the infectious diseases. HIV/AIDS is still a real problem. And it . . . He doesn’t get enough credit for it, and therefore he doesn’t get enough . . . with the next administration, he doesn’t get enough sort of psychological award to really continue this great effort and this great struggle.