Skip to comments.Obama says disappointment at Copenhagen justified ("I suck as a rookie and that rocks!")
Posted on 12/23/2009 8:34:13 PM PST by Libloather
Obama says disappointment at Copenhagen justified
Alister Bull and Tabassum Zakaria
Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:38pm EST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Wednesday that disappointment over the outcome of the Copenhagen climate change summit was justified, hardening a widespread verdict that the conference had been a failure.
"I think that people are justified in being disappointed about the outcome in Copenhagen," he said in an interview with PBS Newshour.
"What I said was essentially that rather than see a complete collapse in Copenhagen, in which nothing at all got done and would have been a huge backward step, at least we kind of held ground and there wasn't too much backsliding from where we were."
Sweden has labeled the accord Obama helped broker a disaster for the environment, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said the summit was "at best flawed and at worst chaotic," and climate change advocates have been even more scathing in their criticism.
The talks secured bare-minimum agreements that fell well short of original goals to reduce carbon emissions and stem global warming, after lengthy negotiations failed to paper over differences between rich nations and developing economies. Some singled out China for special blame.
British Environment Minister Ed Miliband wrote in the Guardian newspaper on Monday China had "hijacked" efforts to agree to significant reductions in global emissions. Beijing denied the claim and said London was scheming to divide developing countries on the climate change issue.
Obama did not point any fingers, but did say the Chinese delegation was "skipping negotiations" before his personal intervention.
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The Messiah speaks. (Just when does the 'idiot' label kick in?)
The only thing that dissappoints me about Copenhagen is that the Chinese didnt bodily throw this Bama clown out the door when he crashed their meeting.
I would wipe my ass on that while Obama wipes his ass on the US Constitution.
Interesting as the state run media said it was a success.
Well, actually it means the Chinese and others will do nothing, but the Obama administration will implement a lot of job killing rules in the name of global warming. We're going to be at a much greater competitive disadvantage as a result of this.
Barack - talk, talk, talk, talk, talk. Major source of global warming due to hot air.
yea obozo suck! he was left out in the cold looking for the other nations~~~~google it LMAO
Did he give himself another B+?
0bama says: "I'm a blooming idiot and the people are finally finding out about me."
Get a clue, Skippy.
It was Bush’s fault.
I’m quite pleased with the outcome of that episode of hypocrisy and treachery. Copenhagen is proof that the whole world needs an enema to flush out the algore we call our leaders. All the thieves and filth got together to plunder us, and they were so greedy their plans fell apart. All in all, mankind got lucky.
“Obama did not point any fingers...”
No, he just sticks his chin in the air and disses everyone that disagrees with him.
Barry: I'm talking through my hat again ....
Blah blah blah ...
A woman walks through the snow outside the seaside town of Ballycastle on the North Antrim coast, Northern Ireland on December 20, 2009.
Revisionist already. I think Unprecedented Accomplishement was how his adminsitration characterized his achievement at Copenhagen.
King obuma’s fascist castle is under seige and crumbling. I fully expect him to venture out soon and make some statement that will expose him for the psychotic megalomaniac that he is. We’re about to witness obuma become the most hated man of his time.