Tuesday, February 06, 2007

two suggestions

Rather than continually attack the policies of George W. Bush, it would be more productive for critics to provide concrete suggestions for improving the mess that we as a nation currently find ourselves in. Here are two:

Now that the President recognizes the existence of global warming, he should lose no time in signing the Kyoto Protocol. Not that signing that imperfect treaty will solve the problem of global warming, but it will solve the problem of U.S. isolation on the issue. Once the whole world is on board -- U.S. and non-U.S. alike -- it will be easier to move forward and make progress on this very important issue.

Similarly, now that time has shown the President's claim about WMD's in Iraq to be mistaken, he should apologize publicly to Hans Blix, whose assessment time has proven to be correct.

These two actions will go a long way to improve the U.S.'s standing in the world.


At 6:48 PM, Blogger Pablo Gazpachot said...

We did sign the Kyoto Protocol years ago under Clinton - the signing is a symbolic act. What we (and Australia) have yet to do is to ratify the thing. Bush has said he would not take steps to ratify Kyoto because he disagrees with the terms and their economic impact not the science or admission of global warming.


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