From The Swamp:
President Barack Obama will push back his visit to the international climate change treaty negotiations in Copenhagen from the first week of the conference to its final scheduled day, a senior White House official said this afternoon.
The move comes in response to greenhouse gas emissions reduction pledges made in recent days by China and India. It will put Obama at the conference at the same time as dozens of other heads of state, and it immediately raises expectations anew for some type of climate agreement to result from the talks.
By switching his visit from Dec. 9 to Dec. 18, Obama appears to be betting that his presence can - as he has expressed hope for several times in the past - push the negotiations "over the top" toward an agreement.
This also will mean two Scandanavian journeys for the president: He will fly to Oslo for the Dec. 10 awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize and was going to pair that with his stop iin Copenhagen. Now, he will have to return to Denmark the following week. MORE
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn’t this the same line of thinking that lead to his embarrassing epic fail with the Olympics? Someone really needs to tell Obama that on the world stage he ain’t all that. Nations do not cling to his every word, they are not feeling all Kumbaya and quite frankly after all that bowing and scraping they may not even respect him.
If Obama is determined to play Mighty Mouse, then I hope he has a repeat performance like the Olympics. He should take Palin’s advice and boycott Copenhagen until we can get to the bottom of Climategate. To go to Copenhagen and make all sorts of US promises and concessions in the middle of a developing scandal is the height of foolishness and irresponsiblity.
Oh, and don’t think I didn’t notice the complete waste of our tax dollars by flying to Copenhagen twice! The man is beyond irresponsible.
H/T to Chuckman’s Cartoon Comments for the Obama as mighty mouse graphic
Via: The Swamp