Saturday, July 02, 2005


Here is a story for your ears and eyes.

"Now that Time Inc. has turned over documents to federal court, presumably revealing who its reporter, Matt Cooper, identified as his source in the Valerie Plame/CIA case, speculation runs rampant on the name of that source, and what might happen to him or her.

Tonight, on the syndicated McLaughlin Group political talk show, Lawrence O'Donnell, senior MSNBC political analyst, claimed to know that name--and it is, according to him,

top White House mastermind Karl Rove. "

Just like Joe Wilson said.

Talk left seems to be following this the best.

And speaking of the bad guys.

The US position on climate change is causing a giant rift in the G8 meetings.

Here is part of the Guardian story.

"The size of the task facing the negotiators became apparent yesterday when the Guardian was leaked the disputed text on climate change which is to go before the G8 leaders next week in Gleneagles. So far apart are the US and the rest of the G8 that the senior civil servants from all eight countries are meeting today and tomorrow to try to avoid a showdown.

The text, described as "the base for Friday, Saturday meeting", shows that the US refuses to accept either the science surrounding climate change or that the burning of fossil fuels is contributing to it.

The US is objecting to these words: "Climate change is a serious and long-term challenge that has the potential to affect every part of the globe. There is now strong evidence that significant global warming is occurring and that human activity is contributing to this warming."

All the G8 countries accept the next sentence: "Global energy demands are expected to grow by 60% over the next 25 years. This has the potential to cause a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions associated with climate change." However, the US disputes the next sentence: "But we know that we need to slow, stop and then reverse the growth in greenhouse gases to reduce our exposure to potentially serious economic, environmental and security risks."

One possible compromise Downing Street has considered is to drop the climate change clauses in return for agreement to discuss action on greenhouse gas emissions. This would let the US refuse to acknowledge climate science while encouraging Mr Bush to discuss measures to combat its causes. Up to now, the US has refused to do even this.

"The UK is in no doubt about the strength of scientific evidence on climate change," Ms Beckett said. "But the theology is less important than action. It would be really worthwhile if we could get an action plan that moves us all towards a shared goal of a low carbon economy."

It became clear yesterday that France and Germany favour a split rather than a communique that would be so weak their leaders would be mocked when they returned home. "

This kind of disregard for the well being of its citizens is a new and troubling development in the history of the American Experience.

They practice a villainous mendacity with the entire earthfamily.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

villainous mendacity?

so many syllables...for such a short word.

12:56 PM  
Blogger oZ said...

my publisher pays me by the syllable.

2:56 PM  

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