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Posted 05/27/07 - 7:40 PM:
Subject: G8 summit declaration leaks
From the greenpeace website: A document on climate change and the edits by the US government show for a thing or two:


weblog.greenpeace.org/makin..._climate_languag.html#more

Daniel has just sent me a leaked internal document from the G8 negotiations. I don't know where he gets these and I'm not going to ask. The original is a MS Word document with track changes revealing edits by the Bush administration.

I've uploaded a .pdf copy of the leaked G8 draft here. There's a Reuters story on it here. And here's some off the cuff commentary from Daniel (one of our political advisors):

On May 24th, German Chancellor Merkel sheepishly admitted that the G8 may not agree on how to deal with climate change when they meet in Heiligendamm from June 6th-8th. She had probably been reading the US comments on the G8 climate document. Merkel prides herself on getting on
with Bush. But like Bush’s friend Blair, she was wrong to hope that Bush would change his oil-trenched mind on climate change. It doesn’t make it better of course, but this is a classic case of told you so.


and the document itself:

weblog.greenpeace.org/makin...0comments%20May%2014-1.pdf

Edited by smokinpristiformis on 05/28/07 - 4:19 AM
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