COPENHAGEN — A threw down the gauntlet at China and other developing nations Friday, declaring that the time has come "not to talk but to act" on .
Emerging from a multinational meeting boycotted by Chinese Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Obama warned delegates that U.S. offers of funding for poor nations would remain on the table “if and only if” developing nations, including China, agreed to international monitoring of their greenhouse gas emissions.
"I have to be honest, as the world watches us... I think our ability to take collective action is doubt and it hangs in the balance,” plenary session as hope for anything more than a vague political in agreement faded.
“The time for talk is over, this is the bottom line: We can embrace this accord, take a substantial step forward. We can do that and everyone who is in this room will be part of an historic endeavor or we can choose delay,” he said. MORE
This is comical. Would someone please tell Obama that we are China’s bitches now? Lets put aside the fact that Obama is willing to waste billions we don’t have on junk science. Trying to force China into an agreement by pledging money we have to borrow from them in the first place, has got to be the worst bluff in the history of man. The Chinese government is probably still laughing their asses off over that one.
If this is all Obama has, he had better prepare himself for another Rio episode. The Chinese are firmly in control at Copenhagen and trying to ply them with their own money was a fool’s errand.