Another day, another chance for the liberal groupthink inside our MSM to expose themselves. Check out this article: (h/t Instapundit)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – When it comes to squandering the earth’s natural resources, residents of this desert land of chilled swimming pools, monster 4x4s and air-conditioned malls are on a par with even the ravenous consumption of Americans, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
The average person in the Emirates puts more demand on the global ecosystem than any other, giving the country the world’s largest per-capita "ecological footprint," WWF data shows. The United States runs second.
But the oil-rich Emirates is considered a developing country, and even as a signatory to the United Nations’Kyoto protocol on global warming, is not required to cut emissions. The United States is no longer bound by Kyoto, which the Bush administration rejected after taking office in 2001.
Only problem is that the protocol was rejected in 1997 during Clinton’s reign:
On July 25, 1997, before the Kyoto Protocol was finalized (although it had been fully negotiated, and a penultimate draft was finished), the U.S. Senate unanimously passed by a 95–0 vote the Byrd-Hagel Resolution (S. Res. 98), which stated the sense of the Senate was that the United States should not be a signatory to any protocol that did not include binding targets and timetables for developing as well as industrialized nations or "would result in serious harm to the economy of the United States".
So can we attribute this to a simple mistake? I think not. One minute on google would have yielded the truth to Jim Krane, the writer of this article, but instead he wrote something that was patently false. All to blame Bush.
At least this reporter understands the stakes, I present Pam Hess: