Bush Administration to World

Go F' yourselves.

More here and here.
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. ...

Bush administration officials, who raised similar objections in April, rejected the idea of setting mandatory emissions targets as well as language calling for G-8 nations to raise overall energy efficiencies by 20 percent by 2020. With less than two weeks remaining, said sources familiar with the talks, the climate document is the only unresolved issue in the statements the world leaders are expected to sign at the June 6-8 summit.
Of course the think-tankers will love this, saying that we're more serious than our European counterparts because we know that no one can ever achieve these limits and at least we acknowledge that by not accepting them. Blah. Blah. Bullshit. Talking with various people outside of the US, I've gotten the sense that it's not that they want the US to go from being the largest emitter of greenhouse gasses to none at all overnight. Most understand how difficult it will be for us because it's also difficult for them and therefore they'd prefer us to take at least a first tentative step towards emissions reductions. When we take that first step, it'd change the momentum on this issue world-wide (even those dirty, dirty Chinese would understand it's time to get serious).

Heckuva job, Bushies!