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World set back 10 years by Bush's new world order, says Blair aide
The Guardian ^ | 4/14/04 | Paul Brown

Posted on 04/15/2004 1:58:21 PM PDT by LibWhacker

George Bush has had a "devastating impact" on global sustainable development and set the world back more than ten years, says Jonathon Porritt, the prime minister's senior adviser on the subject, today. Writing in Guardian Society Mr Porritt, who is the chairman of the Sustainable Development Commission, says it is hard to exaggerate the damage done to the planet by Mr Bush's drive for a "new world order".

On a whole series of issues including climate change, international aid, family planning, nuclear proliferation, trade and corporate responsibility, "staying true to a discredited model of extreme economic liberalism has set the world back a decade or more", says Mr Porritt.

He says it is not surprising that the rest of the world has done so badly because Mr Bush has given them the perfect "out" from their responsibilities.

"Developing countries are increasingly disenchanted with what they see as a narrow, unfair and protectionist agenda," he says, "Japan is mired in its own economic and political failure, Russia plays the field for whatever it can get out of it, and even the EU has started to lose the plot, with a least five countries seeking to renege on their climate commitments. ..."

Against this backdrop the British government looks like a world leader but even here the title of his report on progress is Shows Promise: But Must Try Harder.

The five-year review says that a lack of political will and a failure to understand that quality of life is not just about economic growth has led to slow progress towards the government's sustainable development goals. But Mr Porritt singles out Tony Blair's leadership on climate change and Gordon Brown's efforts on global debt as bright spots.

He says that in some of the 15 areas he judges the government on, for example waste management and traffic, the performance has been "dreadful". Four areas "show promise" and two - air quality and river water - manage a "good". He accepts that the government intends to do more but it is not a brilliant picture.

"Far more effort needs to be made to differentiate between smart growth (that generates wealth and social benefits without damaging the environment) and today's wholly unsustainable growth that inevitably ends up damaging people's real quality of life."

On this criterion he gives Britain's economic growth a "poor" rating and says eco-taxation policy has become bogged down.

The government gets a "disappointing" rating in four areas: employment, because of longer working hours and gender wage gaps; health, because life expectancy in poor communities is not rising; housing, because energy efficiency is low; and greenhouse gas emissions because of increased traffic and air travel. The four areas "showing promise" are poverty reduction, education, wildlife and land use.


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KEYWORDS: aide; blair; environment; kyoto; newnwo; porritt; radicalleftist
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What a pipsqueak.
1 posted on 04/15/2004 1:58:23 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
But raping women and children, throwing acid at them, murdering citizens by the hundreds of thousands - that's okay with this pukehead?
2 posted on 04/15/2004 2:00:33 PM PDT by Peach
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To: LibWhacker
This is hilarious!!

Who knew one man could wield such power. I'm sure Saddam and the Taliban were doing wonders for global sustainability too.
3 posted on 04/15/2004 2:01:09 PM PDT by linear
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To: LibWhacker
I don't understand these people that constantly harp on the economy, environment, etc....if we don't stop Jihadism...none of those things are gonna matter...
4 posted on 04/15/2004 2:01:09 PM PDT by Getsmart64 (LANTIRN - Designed to kill, maim, and destroy ....America's enemies...)
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To: LibWhacker
Wanna bet Jonathon Porritt, the prime minister's senior adviser on the subject, get to retire VERY soon?
5 posted on 04/15/2004 2:04:20 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: LibWhacker
No, sometimes you just have to clean house to get the nesting place for cockroaches cleaned out. Bush is cleaning house. (and I don't have cockroaches in my house either) Neither should the world.
6 posted on 04/15/2004 2:04:43 PM PDT by marty60
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To: LibWhacker
A bomb just killed a couple of hundred people next door in Spain, and this guy is worried about "Sustainable Development?" Is he for real?
7 posted on 04/15/2004 2:04:58 PM PDT by Tallguy (Cannot rate this Reserve Freepers fitness: Not observed on this thread.)
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To: LibWhacker
Darnit, I was hoping we'd set these twerps back by at least 20 or 30 years. Bush is just gonna hafta get cracking!
8 posted on 04/15/2004 2:06:27 PM PDT by TheBigB ("If my deepest, darkest despair had choreography -- *this* would be it." -Tom Servo)
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To: Tallguy
What's funny is the reference to the "New World Order" as something they don't like - because it's not the "Old New World Order" which was Euro-3rd World Centric vs. the Bush Doctrine where liberal psychophants & babblers + terrorists are on the run and those who aren't with us are against us.
9 posted on 04/15/2004 2:06:46 PM PDT by Steven W.
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To: LibWhacker
"...global sustainable development...

That's the lefty code for EVERYONE is poor and living in sh*t, right?

Then hooray for Bush.

10 posted on 04/15/2004 2:06:46 PM PDT by telebob
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To: TomGuy
Boy, I hope so! I was gonna ask if Blair can unilaterally fire him, since he's just an aide. But Blair seems to be a big lib on all things not related to terrorism, God bless the man.
11 posted on 04/15/2004 2:07:51 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
Bill Clinton must have been on the phone! I would bet that the Clintons are behind all this crap going on overseas right now and probably 90% of the negative stories about Pres Bush.
12 posted on 04/15/2004 2:08:07 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Support Bush-Cheney '04 -- Losing is not an Option!)
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To: Getsmart64
I don't understand these people that constantly harp on the economy, environment, etc....if we don't stop Jihadism...none of those things are gonna matter...

I completely agree. That is what I can't understand about the libDems. Don't they see that the WoT is against them as much as everyone else? Same with the media/journalists. If the enemy isn't stopped, the enemy is coming to subjegate and kill. Look at the WTC 2--those homicidal terrorists who piloted the planes didn't care who was in the WTC -- some 60 nations lost people in that atrocity; and some of them were muslims and even Islamic muslims, liberals, Democrats, etc.
13 posted on 04/15/2004 2:08:22 PM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: linear
Exactly. Civilization has a herd of elephants stampeding toward it and this little pipsqueak doesn't notice, lol!
14 posted on 04/15/2004 2:10:11 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
Since we were 20 years down the wrong path a 2nd Bush term will only get us back to even.
15 posted on 04/15/2004 2:10:14 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: LibWhacker
World could be set back decades to hundreds of years by these appeasers if we allow these terrorists to organize further and build WMD stockpiles.
16 posted on 04/15/2004 2:10:18 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: LibWhacker
I think what this guy is trying to say is that world socialism has been sett back 10 years by Bush. That's probably a little optomistic, but it's pretty cool.
17 posted on 04/15/2004 2:11:09 PM PDT by Sam Cree (Democrats are herd animals)
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To: Peach
But raping women and children, throwing acid at them, murdering citizens by the hundreds of thousands - that's okay with this pukehead?

SO.....ridding the world of madmen that perpetrate these horrors on their fellow man and getting rid of ISLAMISTS bent on the destruction of WESTERN CIVILISATION is setting back the WORLDS development???

This has got to be the dumbest person alive.

18 posted on 04/15/2004 2:11:54 PM PDT by PISANO (Our troops...... will NOT tire...will NOT falter.....and WILL NOT FAIL!!!)
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To: Sam Cree
I don't think we're going to have to wait that long, but I hope at least one Freeper who is alive today lives to see the death of socialism. What a farce.
19 posted on 04/15/2004 2:12:50 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
"new world order" ? doesnt that merit a tinfoil hat alert?
besides, I thought that phrase wasnt allowed here ;)
20 posted on 04/15/2004 2:13:28 PM PDT by isom35
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To: LibWhacker
set back 10 years from what?

Blair is after all a member of LABOR, which is pretty much a socialist party...

so what have we put off for 10 years? perhaps we can put it off even longer?

21 posted on 04/15/2004 2:13:34 PM PDT by chilepepper (The map is not the territory -- Alfred Korzybski)
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To: Natural Law
Only 10 years? We ought to go back to 1960 and try it again. This time handle Vietnam correctly and don't kill the manned space program. There are probably a few other things that could be changed for the better such as not assassinating JFK, MLK, and RFK among others.
22 posted on 04/15/2004 2:13:43 PM PDT by RightWhale (Theorems link concepts; proofs establish links)
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To: LibWhacker
"Setting the world back 10 years" would erase the stain of Clinton.... Is there a down-side to that?
23 posted on 04/15/2004 2:14:03 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: LibWhacker
Gee does this mean if he gets another 4 years that the socialists' agenda will be set back 20 years? Talk about gravy.
24 posted on 04/15/2004 2:15:08 PM PDT by CasearianDaoist
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To: chilepepper
Socialist hell, although pipsqueak would probably say Nirvana.
25 posted on 04/15/2004 2:16:41 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: CasearianDaoist; r9etb
Please, God . . . Let Dubya get reelected!
26 posted on 04/15/2004 2:18:01 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Clock Set back for Global Socialism - we are now 15 years from Socialism

Two terms of Hillary after a GWB term to 2008 ought to do it. This guy shouldnt fret, he should take the long view. A ten year setback isnt bad, given the long view.

27 posted on 04/15/2004 2:18:12 PM PDT by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com - I salute our brave fallen.)
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To: LibWhacker
Best news all week!
28 posted on 04/15/2004 2:18:36 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Leave Pat Leave!)
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To: LibWhacker
"George Bush has had a 'devastating impact' on global sustainable development"

'Sustainable development' is one of those terms that should have you 'reaching for your sixgun'.

What it means is:
-Massive taxes on developed countries and transfers of wealth to the Third World;
-Onerous regulations to further limit your freedom and economic choice;
-More government intrusion into private business and loss of sovereignity to make the U.N. a "world government", among other things.

--Boris

29 posted on 04/15/2004 2:19:20 PM PDT by boris (The deadliest weapon of mass destruction in history is a Leftist with a word processor)
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To: plain talk
Sobering bump!
30 posted on 04/15/2004 2:19:33 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
George Bush has had a "devastating impact" on global sustainable development and set the world back more than ten years, says Jonathon Porritt, the prime minister's senior adviser on the subject, today.

What a buncha crapola - 'global sustainable development'?

This pus can sure pack those silly nominal words together.

31 posted on 04/15/2004 2:20:17 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: LibWhacker
Living in a dreamworld for a decade, the West needed a wakeup call.

Bush is the alarm clock.

32 posted on 04/15/2004 2:20:51 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (I don't believe anything a Democrat says. Bill Clinton set the standard!)
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To: LibWhacker


Take this, treehugger!
33 posted on 04/15/2004 2:21:16 PM PDT by John Lenin (Imagine there's no Liberals, It's easy if you try ...)
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To: RightWhale
1960? Hell, go back to 1913 and stop WWI, the New Deal and the Russian Communist Revolution. Those 3 are root-cause responsible for 90% of the bad stuff in the century, including the millions killed in genocides and wars, and the building of huge government/socialist powers.

I am for turning the clock back one century!
Where's my danged time machine?
34 posted on 04/15/2004 2:21:47 PM PDT by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com - I salute our brave fallen.)
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To: LibWhacker
What he means is that Bush's conservatism has caused 10 years worth of damage to the NWO movement by the leftists.
35 posted on 04/15/2004 2:22:23 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn't be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: LibWhacker; AdamSelene235; Dog Gone; Nick Danger; wardaddy; MadIvan
""staying true to a discredited model of extreme economic liberalism has set the world back a decade or more", says Mr Porritt. ... "Developing countries are increasingly disenchanted with what they see as a narrow, unfair and protectionist agenda," he says...

What claptrap are they teaching in European schools these days?! Since when is "economic liberalism" equal to "protectionist agenda"?!

Sheesh...

36 posted on 04/15/2004 2:22:38 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Getsmart64
To show what hypocrites these people are we only have to look at how they responded to Saddam. This guy literally committed one of the worst environmental disasters in the history of the world...when he spilled millions of gallons of oil into the Persian Gulf and ignited his oil fields.

Along with that, he destroyed what was the most prestine land in Iraq, as he killed the Marsh Arabs and devasted their land. If this were any other Western world leader, the UN and their environmental brethren would've called for his arrest and conviction for crimes against humanity. Heck, these people should be happy that Bush has finally brought one of the worst enironmental criminals in history to justice.
37 posted on 04/15/2004 2:23:43 PM PDT by cwb (Kerry: Sadr is a legitimate voice in Iraq being silenced by America..and Hamas are sorta terrorists.)
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To: LibWhacker
"discredited model of extreme economic liberalism "

yes...a system which has continued to allow us to kick your weeny Limey ass...
38 posted on 04/15/2004 2:25:42 PM PDT by Keith (IT'S ABOUT THE JUDGES)
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To: WOSG
I'm pretty confident we'll win in the long run . . . But you may be right. Except if the Clintons move back in the WH, we'll never be able to dislodge them. :-(
39 posted on 04/15/2004 2:25:46 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
World set back 10 years by Bush's new world order, says Blair aide

And this is a bad thing how???

40 posted on 04/15/2004 2:26:39 PM PDT by E=MC<sup>2</sup>
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To: John Lenin
Lol . . . I LOVE that picture!
41 posted on 04/15/2004 2:27:15 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Southack
Yeah, I wondered about that, too . . . Positively Orwellian.
42 posted on 04/15/2004 2:29:08 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
me too ... I just dont want people to underestimate how bad Hillary would be (10X worse than her hubby iMHO).

43 posted on 04/15/2004 2:29:37 PM PDT by WOSG (http://freedomstruth.blogspot.com - I salute our brave fallen.)
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To: E=MC<sup>2</sup>
And this is a bad thing how???

And I thought 10 years is that it? I was thinking it should be at least a 20 year setback.

44 posted on 04/15/2004 2:29:57 PM PDT by demlosers
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To: CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
Beautiful analogy!
45 posted on 04/15/2004 2:30:40 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Peach
Pukehead Brit bureaucrat:

We were thisclose to getting America to give it all away before this dang Bush came along.
46 posted on 04/15/2004 2:31:58 PM PDT by Spotsy (Bush-Cheney '04)
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To: WOSG
It'd be nightmarish! Our poor great-grandkids would be dealing with President-For-Life Chelsea Ceaucescu Clinton.
47 posted on 04/15/2004 2:33:15 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
World set back 10 years; read 'left-wing agenda'

GOOD.
48 posted on 04/15/2004 2:34:37 PM PDT by onyx (Kerry' s a Veteran, but so were Lee Harvey Oswald, Timothy McVeigh and Benedict Arnold)
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To: LibWhacker
What would the 'environmental impact' from a nuke set off by some crazed jihadi be?

This twit couldn't pour water out of a boot with instructions on the heel.
49 posted on 04/15/2004 2:39:28 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (So you're a feminist - isn't that cute!)
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To: farmfriend
ping
50 posted on 04/15/2004 2:41:52 PM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP (Ideas have consequences)
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