Comments on G8 summit declaration leaks
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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:
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 Bushâ€™s friend Blair, she was wrong to hope that Bush would change his oil-trenched mind on climate change. It doesnâ€™t make it better of course, but this is a classic case of told you so.
and the document itself:
Edited by smokinpristiformis on 05/28/07 - 4:19 AM