5 thoughts on “Leaked: State Department memo on withdrawing from Paris climate agreement”

  1. To say the least, the Obama holdovers at state have an interesting interpretation of the presidents treaty-making powers. The reality is, the successor president can withdraw from an executive agreement at any time.

  2. Having worked with DOS a number of times, I learned one basic fact of life: The DOS never, ever, saw a treaty, agreement, understanding, codicil, etc. that generated sumptuous meetings in 5 star destinations that it did not like. They live to vacation on the taxpayer’s dime.

  3. That indeed is the question: what’s the difference between a binding actionable “executive agreement” and a treaty requiring Senate ratification?

    Regardless, Trump had best tell the UN to go fly a kite.

  4. I do not believe that the UN has ever done the USA any favours (hard to actually put your finger on anything they have contributed) I agree with ‘rachase’ the UN should be told what they can do with all their posturing and watermelon crap. (although ‘rachase’ was far more polite about it)

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