September 30, 2003


Why is Russia refusing to ratify Kyoto? The ABC finds an unbiased expert to explain:

JEREMY LEGGETT: As we know, the White House has essentially an oil regime in power, and the OPEC governments were very opposed to Kyoto. Russia is a major oil and gas producer as well, so President Putin will be torn between narrow, short-term national interests and the billions of dollars of investment that are going into Russia from American and European oil companies.

I love the "as we know".

Posted by Tim Blair at September 30, 2003 08:20 PM

As we know, Jeremy Legget is a child abuser who operates a kiddie porn website and has a fetish with hot oil regimes.

Posted by: perfectsense at September 30, 2003 at 10:07 PM

"As we know, the White House has essentially an oil regime in power."

Mr. Leggett, how would you then characterize the Clinton regime? Fill in your favorite characterization here:___________________________.

Posted by: joe at September 30, 2003 at 10:58 PM

Someone should tell that jackass the entire world is an oil-based economy. Energy, dipshit.

Posted by: Drake at October 1, 2003 at 12:19 AM

What the hell is an "oil regime", anyway?

Posted by: Alex Robson at October 1, 2003 at 09:22 AM

Oh, no, the president and the admin have seeped all over the carpet. My uncle Harry always said, never vote in oil, good for many things but bad for carpets.

Posted by: d at October 1, 2003 at 09:39 AM

The term "oil regime" is bit harsh---surely the USA administration has other concerns as well?

The Bush administration is to be respected; they recognise that oil pricing is fundamental to the economy of the USA & most of the industrialised world.

Until people in the western world accept the need to change to alternative energy sources, and are prepared to accept the social changes necessary to convert to use (within 50 years) alternatives to oil--then--administrations be it Bush in the USA or whoever in other nations, have no alternative but to do all things necessary to maintain oil price levels.
Current predictions from well qualified specialists indicate that by 2010 the depleting oil supply will cause the oil price to come up into the near vertical exponential slope.

At that stage, dear fellow posters, you will come to understand what the word "economics" really means.

Gadfly Biting The Bum Of The Unthinking

Posted by: Gadfly at October 1, 2003 at 04:14 PM