As if we didnt have enough proof already here is a little gem from yesterday:
“President George Bush signed off with a defiant farewell over his refusal to accept global climate change targets at his last G8 summit.
As he prepared to fly out from Japan, he told his fellow leaders: “Goodbye from the world’s biggest polluter.”
President Bush made the private joke in the summit’s closing session, senior sources said yesterday. His remarks were taken as a two-fingered salute from the President from Texas who is wedded to the oil industry.”
In Britain the “two-fingered salute” is the equivalent of giving the finger. I’ve always known our “Prez’dent” is a doofus but this is over the top to say the least. Talk about tactless. I would ask “Does this man have no couth?” but I can hear sniggering from the peanut gallery now for just typing those words. Seriously, this coming from a guy whose administration just refused to open documents from the EPA because, heaven forbid, they might have to do something about greenhouse gas emissions. (Not that they were not already advised by the Supreme Court or anything like that)
Is it any wonder we have lost respect of the rest of the world. All I can do is shake my head. It might be laughable if this kind of thing didnt keep happening over and over again.