Non-binding yet somehow “meaningful” agreement reached at Copenhagen

posted at 5:12 pm on December 18, 2009 by Allahpundit

In case you’re wondering why China snubbed Obama this morning, it’s simple. They want to cheat on their emissions caps and he doesn’t want to let them, so he quite reasonably insisted that they join everyone else in submitting to international emissions monitoring. The result: Histrionic Chinese claims of the “huge offense” caused by his speech followed by a walkout.

But now everyone’s back at the table and the world has, at the eleventh hour, been saved. Sort of.

Leaders here concluded a climate change deal on Friday that the Obama administration called “meaningful” but that falls short of even the modest expectations for the summit meeting here…

The accord drops the expected goal of concluding a binding international treaty by the end of 2010, which leaves the implementation of its provisions uncertain. It is likely to undergo many months, perhaps years, of additional negotiation before it emerges in any internationally enforceable form…

The deal came after a dramatic moment in which Mr. Obama burst into a meeting of the Chinese, Indian and Brazilian leaders, according to senior administration officials. Chinese protocol officers noisily protested, and Mr. Obama said he did not want them negotiating in secret. The intrusion led to new talks that cemented key terms of the deal, American officials said.

No details yet about what was decided on international monitoring, but Tapper has this:

“For the first time these emerging economies have agreed to take significant action to combat climate change,” the official said, adding that the leaders of the four nations have agreed to the core components President Obama laid out in his address this morning upon arriving in Denmark –mitigation, transparency, and financing…

Transparency, he defined as having “a mechanism to review whether we are keeping our commitments, and exchange this information in a transparent manner. These measures need not be intrusive, or infringe upon sovereignty. They must, however, ensure that an accord is credible, and that we’re living up to our obligations.” An agreement without that would “be a hollow victory,” he said.

Two possibilities: Either they’re going to impose some sort of inspection process or they’re going to rely on participating nations to self-report on their emissions. If it’s the latter, then China’s numbers should be as reliable as, oh, say, Iran’s reporting on its nuclear program. But then, since this is all non-binding, what does it matter which system it is?

Grahamnesty, who’s backed Obama on cap and trade, said just today that “The only way we’ll be successful in America is for countries like China and India to make an equivalent commitment. We’re not going to unilaterally disarm.” Without a binding treaty and inspections to keep China honest, unilateral disarmament is precisely what this is. (Gordon Brown’s “plan B” agreement, which would have excluded China, would have been an even more egregious example.) No wonder The One was so adamant about monitoring: Without some sort of fig-leaf concession on that, he didn’t have a prayer of getting this through the Senate. Now, thanks to today’s, ahem, “unprecedented breakthrough,” he’s barely got a prayer. Good work, champ.

To see what sort of pathetic spin he’s been reduced to about the non-binding nature of the agreement, check this out. Exit question: How many times this year has he stood up somewhere and insisted that the “time for talking is over”? He said it today about climate change, on July 21 about ObamaCare, and on February 5 about the stimulus. One out of three ain’t bad, I guess. Am I forgetting any others?

Update: Just how broad an agreement is this? Quote: “It’s not clear how many nations — particularly poorer nations who felt shut out of the process — were included in the final deal or how they will react to the announcement.”


Related Posts:

Breaking on Hot Air

Blowback

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

Two possibilities: Either they’re going to impose some sort of inspection process or they’re going to rely on participating nations to self-report on their emissions. If it’s the latter, then China’s numbers should be as reliable as, oh, say, Iran’s reporting on its nuclear program. East Anglia CRU data.

Homogenized!

ObjectionSustained on December 18, 2009 at 6:04 PM

The deal came after a dramatic moment in which Mr. Obama burst into a meeting of the Chinese, Indian and Brazilian leaders, according to senior administration officials.

Here, I come to save the day!!!!

Nalea on December 18, 2009 at 6:04 PM

OT: What happened to Sitemeter?

Connie on December 18, 2009 at 5:26 PM

It’s been disabled while some bugs get worked out. It was messin’ with some browsers.

phineas on December 18, 2009 at 6:05 PM

Transparency, the liberal version – Chinese, watch us…you don’t have to do a thing.

Another Reid bluff?

Last week Harry Reid announced a “deal” that he claimed had the backing of 60 Senators. As it turned out, Reid was bluffing and never had the votes. There was never any deal.

Now, as the Democrats race against the clock to try and meet their self-imposed deadline of passing health care by Christmas, according to The Hill, Reid has announced he will unveil a new amendment tomorrow morning at 7:30am.

But does he have the votes, or is this another bluff by Reid to create the illusion that he’s actually come up with something that will win the necessary 60 votes? Nobody knows, because Reid is conducting all negotiations privately and one-on-one. Not even members of Reid’s own leadership in the Senate have a clue what’s in the “new” compromise version of the health care bill or how much it will cost.

Reid may in fact have the votes. I guess we’ll find out tomorrow morning. But given the way Reid has lied and manipulated the media and process, I won’t believe it until I see it.

Schadenfreude on December 18, 2009 at 6:05 PM

The administration slapping the word ‘meaningful’ onto this is simply their way of trying to put some polish on a turd.

Non-binding equals non-meaningful.

BadgerHawk on December 18, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Rahm made sure the word “meaningful” got in there because that made it headline material and that can be used to make the multi-million dollar trip sound like a SUCCESS!!

In 2012, we’ll see commercials highlighting the SUCCESS of the fraud’s Dopenhagen trip in 2009…guaranteed!

GoldenEagle4444 on December 18, 2009 at 5:42 PM

They had to polish this turd poste-haste. The Won’s got a State of the Union Address to fill with clichés and all.

RushBaby on December 18, 2009 at 6:09 PM

lets all pray for one thing (even AllahPundit)

that the American People Never put any Dem in the presidency again, and to never give them a Wall of Power in congress again.

r keller on December 18, 2009 at 6:09 PM

The deal came after a dramatic moment in which Mr. Obama burst into a meeting of the Chinese, Indian and Brazilian leaders, according to senior administration officials. Chinese protocol officers noisily protested, and Mr. Obama said he did not want them negotiating in secret.

Luckily the Chinese, Indian and Brazilian Security officers didn’t aerate him.

chemman on December 18, 2009 at 6:10 PM

Why?

darwin on December 18, 2009 at 5:58 PM

I’ll rephrase that…we need to do something about our emissions, as do other countries. We’ve been saying that since the 60s. We don’t have any control over what other countries do, no matter what agreement they come to. We’ve been saying we need to curb our dependence on foreign oil for decades too, and find alternative sources for energy. We’ve made some progress but we do need to do a lot better.

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:10 PM

BadgerHawk on December 18, 2009 at 6:06 PM

Ha! Jinx

RushBaby on December 18, 2009 at 6:10 PM

Ha! Jinx

RushBaby on December 18, 2009 at 6:10 PM

Buy me a coke beer!

BadgerHawk on December 18, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Buy me a beer!

BadgerHawk on December 18, 2009 at 6:12 PM

Any day. Any day.

RushBaby on December 18, 2009 at 6:13 PM

My my, what the liars will do for a fraud.

Is anyone else seeing our dear reader bambam, the American president, lying in your face seem more than a little unseemly?

tarpon on December 18, 2009 at 6:14 PM

The only thing we can all meaningfully agree on here is that this climate change conference started as a sham and ended as a sham.

pilamaye on December 18, 2009 at 6:15 PM

meaningful has lost its meaning

CWforFreedom on December 18, 2009 at 6:16 PM

Has the piece of paper been declared UNPRECEDENTED by Baghdad Bob Gibbs yet?

Cicero43 on December 18, 2009 at 6:18 PM

pilamaye on December 18, 2009 at 6:15 PM

Yea, when you have a bunch of elite self absorbed narcissists flying in on their private jets (and sending the bill the to taxpayers) while they spew carbon everywhere and demand people to take them seriously about climate change…it is pretty much a joke.

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:19 PM

“It’s not sufficient to combat the threat of climate change but its an important first step.”

I thought we weren’t supposed to combat other nations until they actually attacked us, not just because they were threats.

Why are we so unjustly treating Mother Nature with this preemptive, an mostly unilateral strike?

(Yes, I know that the WarmMongers and Eco-Terrorists will say we are the aggressors and need to stop abusing her. But the war imagery he used mad me think this anyway.)

OBQuiet on December 18, 2009 at 6:21 PM

I’ll rephrase that…we need to do something about our emissions, as do other countries. We’ve been saying that since the 60s. We don’t have any control over what other countries do, no matter what agreement they come to. We’ve been saying we need to curb our dependence on foreign oil for decades too, and find alternative sources for energy. We’ve made some progress but we do need to do a lot better.

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:10 PM

Why do we need to find alternative sources of energy? We could curb our dependence on foreign oil by using our own oil. And nuclear power.

And why must we cut our emissions? Even assuming AGW is right, and it’s not, a warmer U.S. could probably produce even more food for the world. Sure, we might need to build some 2 cm high sea walls, but that’s a small price to pay for more tanning time.

Really, are you worried about global warming, or do you just want Americans to spend billions of dollars to pay for more expensive energy sources, and send billions MORE to developing nations so their leaders will keep their people in poverty?

hawksruleva on December 18, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Chinese protocol officers noisily protested, and Mr. Obama said he did not want them negotiating in secret.

Irony much, Mr. Obama? When Congress and the Senate are secretly meeting behind closed doors negotiating their take-over of 1/6 of the economy – yet he bursts in the Chineses’ meeting?

yogi41 on December 18, 2009 at 6:23 PM

We need to do something about our climate, but we can’t make every country do something about it.
scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 5:57 PM

Why?

darwin on December 18, 2009 at 5:58 PM

We need to make sure we don’t screw up our local environments (brown clouds, toxic waste emissions, etc.) because it is abundantly evident that one can miss up where one lives. But to think that we can influence the climate of the whole world? A world that is over 3/4 ocean? That’s not science, — that’s hubris.

/well hubris on the part of the useful idiots. It’s just propaganda and an excuse for the statists who would use this to enslave us.

AZfederalist on December 18, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Those private jets were probably stocked with case after case of bottled water, too. And I’d like to know why the hell Pelosi had to go there and bring along several jets full of her cronies? What could she possibly bring to the table that was relevant?

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:23 PM

Why are we so unjustly treating Mother Nature with this preemptive, an mostly unilateral strike?

(Yes, I know that the WarmMongers and Eco-Terrorists will say we are the aggressors and need to stop abusing her. But the war imagery he used mad me think this anyway.)

OBQuiet on December 18, 2009 at 6:21 PM

Actually, it’s a good analogy. We’re waging war on the trees of the world, by denying them their right to plentiful CO2. And we’re trying to drive seals out of existence, in favor of the savage polar bear.

hawksruleva on December 18, 2009 at 6:24 PM

Has the piece of paper been declared UNPRECEDENTED by Baghdad Bob Gibbs yet?

Cicero43 on December 18, 2009 at 6:18 PM

No less than The President Of The United States called today ‘unprecedented’.

BadgerHawk on December 18, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Can someone explain this to me. I look at charts all day long and this has been bugging me. If accurate data only goes back 150 years, and the less reliable data goes back to, I’ll be generous, the last ice age 10000 years ago, how can you get an accurate idea of what the temp of the planet thats over 4 billion years old should be? Its like getting an avg stock price from the last 10 seconds of trading.

Daveyardbird on December 18, 2009 at 5:56 PM

Shhh, those are actual facts, so are Inconvenient Truths.

Del Dolemonte on December 18, 2009 at 6:28 PM

Summation: Total failure; therefore declare victory and go home.

We should all be happy this shakedown of developed nations by the 3rd countries failed.

albill on December 18, 2009 at 6:30 PM

Fun Fact No. 1:

Kyoto did nothing to reduce worldwide CO2 but only made payments to third world countries to reduce a signers revised CO2 emissions.

Fun Fact No. 2:

Kyoto signers actually increased their CO2 emissions by 18% while the USA only increased their emissions by 5% from 1997-2007.

jukin on December 18, 2009 at 6:30 PM

I’ll rephrase that…we need to do something about our emissions, as do other countries. We’ve been saying that since the 60s. We don’t have any control over what other countries do, no matter what agreement they come to. We’ve been saying we need to curb our dependence on foreign oil for decades too, and find alternative sources for energy. We’ve made some progress but we do need to do a lot better.

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:10 PM

Emissions of what? CO2? I think I’d be more concerned about diesel emissions in urban areas than I would CO2. The only reason the AGW crowd singled out CO2 is because of it’s weak properties as a greenhouse gas. The US has actually done a good job at cleaning up vehicle emissions, unleaded fuel is one example.

Yes, we need to stop use of foreign oil, by using the vast reserves have here. I have no problem with other forms of energy. Let’s do it all … but let’s not destroy everything over a non-existant problem.

darwin on December 18, 2009 at 6:31 PM

“But then, since this is all non-binding, what does it matter which system it is?”

Then what was all the hub bub about, bud?

Seven Percent Solution on December 18, 2009 at 6:32 PM

hawksruleva on December 18, 2009 at 6:22 PM

Drill here, drill now. You keep hearing that as an answer but we have yet to lift the restrictions on off shore drilling. If we aren’t going to drill here we still need to cut our dependence on foreign oil somehow. How can we do it then, without coming up with alternatives?

But to think that we can influence the climate of the whole world?

That’s what I was saying…you can’t, anymore than India could dictate what kind of environmental policy the U.S. is going to have.

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:32 PM

***
Comrade Obama(PBUH) votes present again–and declares a victory on his way out the door!
***
What a clown.
***
John Bibb
***

rocketman on December 18, 2009 at 6:35 PM

Yes, we need to stop use of foreign oil, by using the vast reserves have here. I have no problem with other forms of energy. Let’s do it all … but let’s not destroy everything over a non-existant problem.

darwin on December 18, 2009 at 6:31 PM

T. Boone Pickens has ad admirable wind energy project going in Texas. I haven’t read a lot about how its going lately, but its a start.

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:37 PM

The aliens are laughing at us right now. Stupid Earthlings.

Sharke on December 18, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Drill here, drill now. You keep hearing that as an answer but we have yet to lift the restrictions on off shore drilling. If we aren’t going to drill here we still need to cut our dependence on foreign oil somehow. How can we do it then, without coming up with alternatives?

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:32 PM

We have to demand drilling and use of our own oil and natural gas. Drilling technology is light years ahead of where it was a few decades ago. Cleaner, more efficient. Plus we need nuclear.

darwin on December 18, 2009 at 6:39 PM

T. Boone Pickens has ad admirable wind energy project going in Texas. I haven’t read a lot about how its going lately, but its a start.

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:37 PM

I have an admirable wind energy project going on in my pants right now. In fact they’re starting to show through at the back.

Sharke on December 18, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Now he can fly home and declare success and victory.

There will be some snow to shovel after climate changed dumpted the white stuff. He will take credit for creating green jobs.

seven on December 18, 2009 at 6:40 PM

T. Boone Pickens has ad admirable wind energy project going in Texas. I haven’t read a lot about how its going lately, but its a start.

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:37 PM

Yeah well … he jumped on teh bandwagon because he thought he could make billions. He’s into natural gas too. Wind is very inefficient, and slaughters birds and bats. Bats seem to be attracted to a specific frequency made by the blades as they turn. GE is also heavily invested in cramming “green” energy down our throats. Wind would only work if the government heavily subsidized it, with taxpayer money of course.

The whole thing is a giant scam.

darwin on December 18, 2009 at 6:43 PM

seven on December 18, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Shovels don’t fit in Obama’s hand. The Gov of Virginia has declared an emergency and we’re expecting anywhere from 18 to 24″ of snow. He’ll have shoveler czars at his beck and call.

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:44 PM

I have an admirable wind energy project going on in my pants right now. In fact they’re starting to show through at the back.

Sharke on December 18, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Whoa! Can you power a wind turbine?

darwin on December 18, 2009 at 6:44 PM

I don’t know how many times O has said “the time for talking is over.” I have a sensitive gag reflex. Everytime I see or hear O I want to puke so asking me about what he’s said is a little like trying to draw water from a dry well. The Bamster (read hamster) charged in to a meeting between China, India, and Brazil??? He TOLD them they couldn’t deliberate in secret???? Wow! The darling of the left–that group of people who have been whining and complaining about the right, calling America an “Empire” and calling any sitting Republican President (and past presidents) fascist–this darling of the left storms in and does EXACTLY the same thing he’s been apologizing for!!! Now it’s my time to apologize: I’m sorry world that the unthinking, under-educated, charisma-idolizing, bilious-speech loving, idiots in this country elected a schoolyard bully like O as our leader. I’m also incredibly sorry for the vast majority of self-seeking attention [email protected] that we’ve elected to federal office. America is being run by children right now. Be patient. The adults are on their way. (really: busting in on a private meeting demanding it be made public? What about that health care bill being drafted in secret by the doofus Harry Reid? Shouldn’t we be storming that office asking for it to be made public???? I’m just saying….)

Driefromseattle on December 18, 2009 at 6:47 PM

Wind energy hurts the birds. Drilling for oil hurts the wildlife. Logging hurts the rain forests. Coal pollutes. We’re just going to have to get a little more imaginative and come up with something else that works. And no, I don’t have a clue what that would be. But we’re an industrious nation and we can develop alternatives, I’m sure of it.

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:49 PM

Driefromseattle on December 18, 2009 at 6:47 PM

You got that right, +1!

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:51 PM

Good analysis of how this plan will work here. Impressive, I must admit.

NTWR on December 18, 2009 at 6:55 PM

scalleywag on December 18, 2009 at 6:37 PM

If memory serves, I believe T Boone has abandoned the wind farm idea. Something about being unable to or not lucrative enough to get the electricity back to the end users.

PappaMac on December 18, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Now that Anthropogenic Goebbel’s Warming has a solution world leaders will hopefull move on to the more dangerous threat of Anthropogenic Continental Drift.

NTWR on December 18, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Non-binding commitment. Isn’t that what Elin Nordegren fell for?

Ted Torgerson on December 18, 2009 at 6:59 PM

Emissions of what? CO2? I think I’d be more concerned about diesel emissions in urban areas than I would CO2. The only reason the AGW crowd singled out CO2 is because of it’s weak properties as a greenhouse gas.

darwin on December 18, 2009 at 6:31 PM

I think the reason the chose CO2 is because all developed world economies depend on it…the objective is to bring the developed world down to the 3rd world level…not bring the 3rd world up to the 1st world status.

AUINSC on December 18, 2009 at 7:15 PM

AUINSC on December 18, 2009 at 7:15 PM

Agreed

darwin on December 18, 2009 at 7:17 PM

By Obama’s definition, the explosion of the ‘Arizona’ in 1941 would be described as ‘meaningful’.

MaiDee on December 18, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Chinese protocol officers noisily protested, and Mr. Obama said he did not want them negotiating in secret
I guess Harry Reid is the only one allowed to negotiate in secret…

LASue on December 18, 2009 at 5:19 PM

+++1000

lovingmyUSA on December 18, 2009 at 7:59 PM

…the objective is to bring the developed world down to the 3rd world level…not bring the 3rd world up to the 1st world status.

AUINSC on December 18, 2009 at 7:15 PM

In a nutshell!!! Excellent!

lovingmyUSA on December 18, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Don’t you think obama will just use his czars and the epa to regulate CO2 if cap and tax fails in congress?

free on December 18, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Inhofe: I won!!

abobo on December 18, 2009 at 9:00 PM

I have an admirable wind energy project going on in my pants right now. In fact they’re starting to show through at the back.

Sharke on December 18, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Before you know it you will have a UN inspector monitoring Uranus.

pedestrian on December 18, 2009 at 9:06 PM

Oh, goodie….another “first step.”

How many “first steps” do we need to endure from this Administration?

coldwarrior on December 18, 2009 at 9:15 PM

As empty and worthless as this agreement is, it’s still the most productive thing He’s done yet. I think He deserves that A- now. Oh, what the hell, let’s go ahead and give him an A.

darwin-t on December 18, 2009 at 9:22 PM

Heck, if he would just drop this health care nonsense, I say give him an A+ with commendations whether he went to the carbon-intensive conference or not. (It would have been better for mother earth had they all stayed home anyway). And isn’t that sort of how he got through Columbia with no one in his class able to remember him at all?
`
The Club for Growth issued a statement applauding the President’s success in Copenhagen, which they estimate has saved at least 30 million American jobs. By his use of “meaningful” in describing the “agreement,” they observe, he is sending the universally understood sign from politicians that absolutely nothing meaningful has happened.
`
Of course the Chinese will agree to “transparency” on some unspecified measurements of unspecified materials in some future agreement which has not even begun negotiations. Of course India will agree to “reduce” their carbon output in the future, so long as the dates, terms, and amounts are all undetermined and subject to unlimited future negotiations. Why wouldn’t they? They come out looking like good guys, keep Obama and the Euro=peons happy, while giving up nothing at all! Sounds like a cool deal to me.
`

Adjoran on December 19, 2009 at 1:15 AM

Hey, I’m here in PA-6 .. whatever they did in Copenhagen worked immediately. Maybe too well.

J_Crater on December 19, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Hey, I’m here in PA-6 .. whatever they did in Copenhagen worked immediately. Maybe too well.

J_Crater on December 19, 2009 at 2:44 PM

That is not really snow

That is not really snow

That is not really snow

-Simplesimon

CWforFreedom on December 19, 2009 at 2:45 PM

T. Boone Pickens has ad admirable wind energy project going in Texas

He doesn’t give a damn about alternative energy or national security. It’s an advertising campaign. T. Boone’s “plan” involved having the government buy into it and then use their power of eminent domain to ensure his rights to water, the next big investment in the area. A shell-game scam, just like Gore’s “concern”.
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/08_25/b4089040017753.htm?chan=search
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/TimothyCarney/T_Boone_Pickens_wants_your_water.html

rogerb on December 19, 2009 at 3:07 PM

It’s all wink wink, nod nod. Watching Obama announce this face-saving sham, you know even he doesn’t believe it.

gary fouse on December 19, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Let’s hope “Healthcare” ends the same way.

AshleyTKing on December 20, 2009 at 12:22 AM

Take your “climate change” agenda and stuff it where the sun don’t shine. You’re all snake oil salesmen.

hopefloats on December 20, 2009 at 12:45 AM

In the classic case of watch the magician’s other hand, Obama and his cloned media had the world watching the Copenhagen trick, while the real mischief was playing out at home on the Obamacare takover of the nation’s freedom. Bribery and faux ethics showmanship by phoney bluedogs and stealth pro-abortion GOP RINO’s came to a head, leaving embarrassment all around, from the Catholic bishops who naively(?) believed their would be no opening in this bill for abortion, and allowed it to leave committee with a positive spin, to those “conservative pundits who gleefully predicted the bill’s demise because the Dems were divided upon principle (turns out that bribery and money were the cure for their big healthcare differences on principle bout serious principle after all -who knew?

Don L on December 20, 2009 at 5:20 AM

Non-binding yet somehow “meaningful” agreement = Fake But Accurate

NoFanofLibs on December 20, 2009 at 10:33 AM

Actually, as businesses move out of the country or just close down we should have no problem meeting our Copenhagen commitments.

The only problem I see is borrowing enough money to give so we can give it away.

enginemike on December 20, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Obama is claiming he bound the US to an agreement which hasn’t been ratified by the US Senate the same way he circumvented the democratic process by having the EPA declare gaseous plant food emitted by all fauna an environmental toxin.

In case anyone hasn’t noticed, Obama does not have a shred of respect for our constitution or deliberative democratic process. So now we have to wait and see how the UN, EPA, or US courts try to enforce this so-called agreement.

Congress better pass something soon or Obama will close every US military base in the fifty (seven) states.

Beagle on December 20, 2009 at 4:06 PM

SO this is funny. The one eyed Scottish twat, Gordon Brown, has declared that the EU is to be the “world’s policeman” when it comes to policing carbon emissions.

So after decades of bitching about the “arrogance” of the US in its self-imposed role of world policeman, the lefties of the EU are about to assume the mantle themselves. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds!

Sharke on December 20, 2009 at 11:19 PM

SO this is funny. The one eyed Scottish twat, Gordon Brown, has declared that the EU is to be the “world’s policeman” when it comes to policing carbon emissions.

So after decades of b!tching about the “arrogance” of the US in its self-imposed role of world policeman, the lefties of the EU are about to assume the mantle themselves. Their hypocrisy knows no bounds!

Sharke on December 20, 2009 at 11:20 PM