December 18, 2009

AND THE BEST PART IS...:

Obama races to save climate talks (GLENN THRUSH, 12/18/00, Politico)

[R]ecognizing the urgency of the situation, he quickly cancelled those plans to sit in on a much larger session with Rasmussen, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, a Chinese representative, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and others.

"There are big problems, it is moving very slowly, and China and India are blocking," Sarkozy told the Danish daily Politiken after leaving the meeting, which broke up at 11:30.

Negotiators, weary and frustrated, described a process that still involved the nibbling of policy appetizers at a time when prior conferences were already on to the coffee and dessert of their valedictory speeches.

They warned that none of the several drafts circulating in Copenhagen represented even the bones of a final deal, with many key issues still in flux and time running out.


...he has no chance of getting any of it through Congress, especially not the massive transfers of money abroad. America wants him to stop spending money on our economy, nevermind on others.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 18, 2009 6:33 AM
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