Sunday, December 16, 2007

To the US: If You're Not Willing to Lead, Get Out of the Way

Who the hell has the audacity to say that to the US? Papua, New Guinea.

Papua New Guinea is lecturing the US on leadership? Oh, how the mighty have fallen!
It was at the Climate Change Conference in Bali and the US had declared their intention not to go along with negotiations on carbon dioxide emissions. Then, the representative said

"We ask for your leadership. We seek...your leadership. But...if for some reason you are not willing to lead, leave it to the rest of us. Please...get out of the way."

a stunning turnaround from the US. Was it a staged turnaround? A rogue US representative? Or was she shamed into making an executive decision she'll be accountable for once she returns from Bali? Whatever the case, a very interesting development.


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