posted on Jan, 26 2005 @ 06:48 PM
In an address to the World Economic Forum, Tony Blair had some constructive criticisms to offer his counterpart in the US, George Bush. Citing the
Kyoto Accord as one of the leading issues dividing the US from the Europe and many other parts of the world, he said that this was not an issue that
was going to go away, and it was time to make a serious effort to cut greenhouses gases. Jacques Chirac also appeared, via video link, focusing
mainly on global poverty, and made this statement, "The world suffers chronically from what has been strikingly called the 'silent tsunamis' - famine,
infectious diseases that decimate the life force of entire continents."
British Prime Minister Tony Blair said Wednesday the United States must do more to address the concerns of the rest of the world if it expects
support for its own policies, and he cited global warming.
"If America wants the rest of the world to be part of the agenda it has set, it must be part of their agenda, too," he told the annual meeting of the
World Economic Forum, a gathering of 2,500 world political and business leaders.
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At first I was surprised at the comments Tony Blair made. While I do agree with some of what he's said, it's unusual to hear him speak so bluntly
about the US, but this may have something to do with upcoming elections. It is true though, if the US wants the rest of the world to work with them,
they need to work with us, too. It's called diplomacy.
If the US govt does want to push it's agenda over everyone else's, then they have to accept the complaining that will go with it.