Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter
I missed this story a few days ago but somebody on a TV political show mentioned it today:
As he left the G8 summit George W Bush said "Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter", raised a fist in the air and smiled that smug non-compliant grin like only George W Bush can.
Goodbye and good riddance.
I don't mean to offend my American readership here but for the 5% of the world's population to cause 25% of the world's pollution is pretty disgraceful; the sooner the United States gets a proper leader the better. As a Brit I will be so glad to see the back of George Bush for, as they say, when America sneezes Britain catches a cold. So no more pointless wars please (but they do have a point; they're all about oil!) and no more dodgy sub-prime mortgages.
As for the environment, which was the major topic in the G8 summit, our younger but much bigger cousin hogs resources and does so very little to help the planet. So if America's next president is an honest, intelligent, socially & environmentally minded and doesn't treat environmental concerns with such utter contempt then we can pick up where we should have been a decade ago.
George W Bush is smiling and waving goodbye because, whilst being at the helm of the world's greatest economy for 8 whole years unchallenged, he drove it into the ground, ripped it off and made it incredibly unpopular. But that's OK because he'll just go back to his ranch and count the millions he and his cronies have made whilst those who are worse off pick up the pieces.
So who is better suited to make America a greener place? McCain or Obama?