Sunday, December 11, 2005

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck...

In a rather ammusing turn of events, the US delegates absurd position on objecting to the word "dialogue" being used to describe future discussions has been used by environmentalists to great effect. The now infomous quote used by the US chief negotiator before throwing his toys out of the pram was:

"If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, walks like a duck then it is a duck," delegates quoted him as saying."
The US chief negotiatior was implying that the word 'dialogue' suggests progress towards mandatory cuts...which are of course nessicary but unacceptable to the US.

Environmentalists emptied Montreal toy shops of ducks;
"Some of them quack, or at least squeak," John Lanchbery of Birdlife International told Reuters at the talks in Montreal. "We left one on a chair outside the U.S. office. They were not very amused."
The sunday heral reports;

"an imaginative piece of direct action by Phil Clapp, the president of the US National Environmental Trust. On Friday morning his team scoured Montreal shops for rubber ducks, and within hours the little yellow creatures were ubiquitous in the conference centre.

They were paraded by environmentalists, popped up in ministers’ top pockets, and even made an appearance on the US delegation’s table. The Americans, after being harangued and vilified all week, were finally embarrassed."

If millions werent going to die due to this criminal intransigence by the US this would be all the more ammusing.

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At 7:26 PM, Blogger Frank O'Donnell, Clean Air Watch said...

Keep up the good work!


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