But rejecting Kyoto was one of the few things W. did right.
In an article about Condoleeza Rice’s new memoir, the New York Times reports,
… Ms. Rice offers several regrets. The way Mr. Bush rejected the Kyoto climate change treaty without promising to seek alternatives was a “self-inflicted wound”…
By any measure George Bush was a disaster. He botched two wars, expanded the welfare state, presided over the housing bubble and ensuing bailouts, lost Congress to the Democrats and left us with the three-headed monster of Obama-Pelosi-Reid — a calamity that America will be lucky to survive.
But Bush was right to reject Kyoto — a treaty that has utterly failed to accomplish anything. There’s no alternative that he could have offered that: (1) would have made any scientific or economic sense; or (2) would have made the greens happy.
Like much (most?) of the Bush administration, Rice was in way over her head.
The title of her memoir “No Higher Honor: A Memoir of My Years in Washington” says it all. She was a talented resume builder when America needed competence.