Two days ago Tony Blair declared that George Bush would make some gracious concessions on climate emissions during the next G-8 summit. Yesterday I argued that the soon-to-be former British PM must be be insane to expect our president to start respecting him as a lame duck. I don’t even know how many times Blair tried to leverage his loyalty into concessions from his special friend across the Atlantic. Sometimes it involved war planning, for example the Brits frantically asked for contingency planning in case the major post-hostilities problem proved to be something more serious than finding a place for all the candy and flowers. More often Blair asked for even the smallest concession on carbon emissions. Blair came home empty handed every single time. For some reason the guy who lives under a queen never figured out the difference between loyalty and fealty.
Oh yeah, the G8 summit. You know how that turned out.
U.S. officials have raised a second round of unusually bluntly worded objections to a proposed global-warming declaration that Germany prepared for next month’s Group of Eight summit, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.
Representatives from the world’s leading industrial nations met the past two days in Heiligendamm, Germany, to negotiate over German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s proposed statement, which calls for limiting the worldwide temperature rise this century to 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit and cutting global greenhouse gas emissions to 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.
The climate issue is more important to our petrogovernment than abortion times the death tax to the power of Terry Schiavo. They will never give an inch, and for the life of me I cannot figure out why Blair keeps trying.