Pogo News 7/22/02

"Daddy Was Right...I'm an Idiot"!!!

"Bush Administration May Cause Failure of Environmental Summit"...(Polluter-Friendly Approach at Odds with Summit's Sustainability Goals) click here for reference

"In 1992, heads of state, including President George H. W. Bush, attended the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They were asked to support binding international treaties on forest protection, climate change and biodiversity protection. President Bush Sr. agreed to the Rio Declaration and its Principles on Sustainable Development "with the goal of establishing a new and equitable global partnership through the creation of new levels of cooperation among states."

"A decade later, George W. Bush (America's Chief Village Idiot) is attempting to reverse his father's legacy and turn back the clock. Instead of a partnership among nations, he proposes to eliminate oversight of corporations on the 10-year anniversary of the Earth Summit slated to begin in August in South Africa. The President (Idiot) is ignoring in this approach, the very lesson he has just affirmed with regard to domestic corporations for "standards enforced by strict laws and upheld by responsible business leaders.""

"At the final preparatory meeting held in May in Bali, the U.S. government delegation, following the directive of the Bush Administration, repeatedly resisted any serious steps to address a host of environmental problems, especially global warming."

The ability of a single idiot to act as a tyrant on such important decisions ,without a whimper from Congress, proves that this government needs a major overhaul to restore the checks and balances which the signers of the Constitution established.

The only checks Congress seems to give a damn about are the ones written by the large corporate donors who buy their services.

America's citizens are without representation when a tyrannical president can cause this kind of havoc against the will of the people.

This is further proof that this greed based capitalistic system, which is unaccountable for their actions must be overthrown and heed based humanistic capitalism substituted which will be responsible for preserving the planet's natural resources.

Congress must insure that America will support the Environmental Summit and listen to daddy, not his idiot son.