Bono’s Bandwagon


By Irish America Staff
December / January 2001

U2 frontman Bono could be spotted on the east Coast this fall as he visited both the United Nations and the U.S. Congress with his plea for the G7 nations to drop the third world debt. With 21.1 million signatures, the “Drop the debt” petition is the largest single-issue petition ever gathered and counts the Dalai Lama, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Muhammad Ali and Bob Geldof as some of its supporters. “It’s madness that a pop star has to be standing here,” he told reporters. “Somebody else should be doing this, somebody else more qualified. But you know what? They don’t have time. They’re not bad guys in Washington, they’re just busy guys.” ♦

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