Huckabee “clarified” his 1992 statement calling for an AIDS quarantine:
We now know that the virus that causes AIDS is spread differently, with a lower level of contact than with TB. But looking back almost 20 years, my concern was the uncertain risk to the general population – if we got it wrong, many people would die needlessly. My concern was safety first, political correctness last.
By 1992, more than 10,000 people had already died — needlessly—in the US, you crazy sanctimonious sack of shit.
But hey, they were mostly just “aberrant, unnatural, and sinful” queers, so no reason for alarm. Or compassion.