Irish rock legend Bono praised former President George Bush on his AIDS efforts in Africa, when he appeared on CBS’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Monday night.

During the interview Bono said that Bush played an important role in saving millions of lives in Africa over the past eight years, through a program to supply treatment to AIDS patients.

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Speaking to Letterman he said: “I’d like to believe that the American people have that sort of in them, and, but it was an interesting, it was an unusual combination of people on the left and the right got together…” 

“And President Bush, you know, whom, you know, you might have arguments with on various levels, he actually led this and he deserves some credit for this.”

Bono famously dodge a hug with the former U.S. President in 2006 at the National Prayer Breakfast.

Bono and the Edge later performed an acoustic version of “Stuck in a Moment”. The group are performing in New Jersey this week as part of the North American leg of their 360tour.

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