Unlike The Wishful Thinker playing Robin to The Decider’s Batman, though, other people in Europe DO get it, that BushCo has no intention of taking one meaningful action on climate issues:
The director of Greenpeace, John Sauven, said the leaked document proved Britain had failed to influence the US. “Despite his protestations to the contrary Tony Blair’s efforts to persuade George Bush of the importance of tackling climate change have singularly failed,” he said.
The scene is set for a showdown between the US and other G8 countries who want early action on climate change. Germany’s environment minister, Sigmar Gabriel, said the country was prepared to block decisions on other issues unless the US and other G8 members made concessions on the environment. “America doesn't want to commit to firm goals. We can’t put the global future of our children at risk because of the narrow-mindedness of individual negotiating partners.”
Exit stage right, Mssr. Blair, or Dame Nellie Melba, as Sir John Major called you.