The Fool on Capitol Hill
Some Labor Party members in the U.K. are publicly deriding U.S. President Bush as the “toxic Texan” and “the fool on Capitol Hill” for his stance on climate change. In fact, the Bush administration, by all reports, has been astonished by the intense reaction around the world to its decision to withdraw from the Kyoto treaty on climate change. The State Department, at the request of the Bushies, put together a review of how the press in 43 countries covered the issue. One Seoul paper wrote that Bush’s “scrapping” of Kyoto was “tantamount to a declaration of … environmental terrorism against humankind.” Read more quotes and learn how Kyoto could still be saved on the Grist Magazine website.