Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Blame America First

Ed Koch rightfully takes Al Gore to task for Gore's "blame America first" attitude in Bali.
Last week Al Gore appeared at the Bali conference and said, "I am not an official of the United States and I am not bound by the diplomatic niceties. So I am going to speak an inconvenient truth. My own country, the United States, is principally responsible for obstructing progress here in Bali. We all know that."

Oh, really? And just how do we all know that? Is it true that the U.S. is "principally responsible for obstructing progress" in Bali? The New York Times, which applauds the former Vice President, reported on December 14 that "[t]he emerging economic powers, most notably China and India, also refuse to accept limits on their emissions, despite projections that they will soon become the dominant sources of the gases." The same Times article stated while the U.S. opposes an agreement that would include numerical targets, so do "a few other countries, including Russia."
I'm really getting sick of Al Gore. There are some Americans who always blame America first for any problem in the world. Radical Muslims hijack planes into the Twin Towers and they ask, "well we must have done something to make them hate us." In the US buying a hybrid car has become a status symbol and major corporations are "going green" while in China people can't even breathe the air because of the pollution and yet Gore still places the blame on the US.

Hey Al - how about supporting nuclear energy? When are you going to make that a crusade of yours? The more I hear from Al Gore - the more I understand why he couldn't carry his home state of Tennessee in the 2000 elections.

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