Now that John Kerry has announced that he's not going to seek the presidency in '08, he apparently feels he can speak much more freely. He probably feels the same freedom that Al Gore felt shortly after the 2000 election where he spouted off all kinds of stupidity that will eventually come back to haunt him if he ever decides to run for the presidency again. That is, if the blog-world can actually get it out there without massive whitewashing from the big media types.
Kerry decided to go to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, (pronounced DAH-vos, just in case you wanted to know how much more intelligent you are than the media types that were mis-pronouncing it) and spout off about how America is generally ignorant, walked away from Kyoto, isn't helping with AIDS, and other mis-informed liberal type ignoramus talking points. So, let's address them one by one, just in case you've not had an IQ above room temprature over the last 10 years (kinda like Kerry and his buddies):
1. Kyoto- the Bush administration did not walk away from Kyoto. In 1997, the Senate voted 95-0 to NOT support any treaty that did not include binding targets for emissions as well as timetables for developing as well as industrialized nations. Gore and Joe Lieberman said that the Senate would not even consider the treaty until participation by all nations were part of it. Thus it was never submitted by the Clinton administration, because a fight in the Senate may have affected poll numbers and we can't have that if we're a Clinton.
President Bush does not support Kyoto for the exact same reason. China, the number two emitter of carbon dioxide on pace to surpass the US in about 5-10 years, has not, nor will they ever, sign the Kyoto treaty. Additionally, President Bush feels that it would put additional strains on the manufacturing economy in the US. This is a feeling shared by a large number of economists as well.
2. AIDS - President Bush supported spending more to help Africa fight AIDS than the previous three presidents combined. $15 billion. That's a lot of condoms.
3. Then the idiot signs an autograph for Mohammad Khatami, former 'president' of Iran. That'd be the same Mohammad Khatami that executes gay people for being gay. How open minded of you Lurch..nice work