Sunday, December 05, 2010

I Thought Only Republicans Conducted a "War On Science"....

I find this type of information far more interesting that "learning" that Karzai is corrupt or that our Secretary of State wanted her people to keep an eye on other diplomats:

Hidden behind the save-the-world rhetoric of the global climate change negotiations lies the mucky realpolitik: money and threats buy political support; spying and cyberwarfare are used to seek out leverage.

The US diplomatic cables reveal how the US seeks dirt on nations opposed to its approach to tackling global warming; how financial and other aid is used by countries to gain political backing; how distrust, broken promises and creative accounting dog negotiations; and how the US mounted a secret global diplomatic offensive to overwhelm opposition to the controversial "Copenhagen accord", the unofficial document that emerged from the ruins of the Copenhagen climate change summit in 2009...

Even the CIfreakingA was involved. Smart diplomacy.

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