Tuesday, July 05, 2005

VOA: Bush promises to end farm subsidies

This one will go down in the annals of leadership and moral courage.

President Bush has promised to end all U.S. government subsidies for farmers... just as soon as every nation in the European Union does the same.

Voice of America reports:

[Bush] told British television Sunday, ending those subsidies would allow African countries to compete better, reducing their need for international aid.

President Bush will attend he Group of Eight Summit this week, which will discuss aid to Africa. But farm subsidies are very popular in France and Germany, and the U.S. challenge is not thought likely to be accepted.

President Bush also said he will reject any Kyoto-style deal on climate change at the G8 summit in Scotland.
Way to take a stand there, Mr. President. Magnanimity, thy name is Bush.

We won't do nuthin' about that global warmin', which doesn't even exist anyways, but we'll end all farm subsidies if you guys do it first. You know, to help all them black Africans.

Wouldn't it be interesting if the other nations of the G8 are so angry with Bush over Kyoto that they actually call him on his bluff?

Can you imagine that sit-down between the CEO of Archer Daniels Midland, the entire House and Senate and Andrew Card?

Can you imagine Scotty McClellan trying to spin his boss out of that one?