Bill Clinton name checks Bono in his Richard Dimbleby Lecture (14 December 2001). “Last year we had this phenomenal global effort to reduce the debt of the poorest countries in the world, with everybody from the Pope to Bono to Jesse Helms for it. Usually when everybody’s for something, there’s something wrong with it; in this case there wasn’t. “
Clinton’s full speech considers what is happening in the war against terrorism, and calls for a long-term strategy to address underlying problems in the countries involved.
The Richard Dimbleby lecture series was established in memory of broadcaster. Richard Dimbleby, who was the voice of the BBC on countless occasions, including the Queen’s Coronation and the Spanish Civil War.