the United States is the #1 Polluter?
Wrong, the #1 polluter in the world is China.
And, China is/would be exempt from the Kyoto protocol, as is Russia.
I am sure Russia (former USSR) is in the running. Between their disastrous attempts at the oil industry (before US personnel made it over there to work) and Chernobyl, they at least get an honorable mention.
I did not say the U.S. was the #1 polluter. It definately is not. Maybe you understand my view in my earlier post. But in case you did not, I thought I better set the record straight.