Friday, April 18, 2003

Mbeki and AIDS Denial

Some might have been skeptical when I claimed that Thabo Mbeki was paranoid. The fact is that Mbeki has been claiming since 2000 that there is a (get this) CIA Conspiracy [TM] to smear his good name because of the challenge posed by his unorthodox opinions to the profits of American Big Pharma [TM]. As this link shows, he hasn't exactly had a genuine change of heart in the years since. When the president of a nation of 40 million people can say with a straight face that there is a CIA conspiracy to undermine him by linking HIV to AIDS, one has to doubt his sanity.