America doesn't have a lack of empathy; they just don't know the issues as well. Actually, today I had to defend the Bush Administration in France again. They refuse to accept, because of their political ideology, that he has actually done more than any American President for Africa. But it's empirically so. -Bob Geldof, in Time Magazine
NOTE: In 1985 Geldof gave birth to Live aid, the groundbreaking rock- concert series that raised $200 million for African famine relief.