Obama Does It Again: Humiliated in Copenhagen
Another trip to Copenhagen, another failure.
Barack Obama suffered another humiliating episode in Europe after he left the international junk science convention without any meaningful agreement. Not even a brown-nosing headline by the AP can change the fact that this was another epic failure for America’s arrogant leader.
And, the fact that he bowed to another world leader didn’t help his image much either.
The New York Post reported:
President Obama reportedly was reluctant to attend the final day of the UN’s Copenhagen climate-change summit unless it was front-end wired to be a major political success.
But he went anyway, was twice humiliated in public by the Chinese premier and then finally settled for what the White House hailed as a “meaningful agreement.”
Really? A top aide admitted that the deal was basically just “an important first step” that was “not sufficient to combat the threat of climate change.”
Then Obama himself dropped the other shoe: The agreement contains no specific commitments on carbon emissions, only pledges that “will not be legally binding.”
So what the hell was the point?
One would think that Obama had taken a lesson from his last trip to Copenhagen — when he thought his presence alone would win the 2016 Olympic games for Chicago.
That is, that he would have learned that it is a mistake to publicly commit presidential prestige to an outcome that isn’t locked up in advance.