Seeking billions in debt relief for Africa, newly re-elected British Prime Minister Tony Blair had to settle yesterday for extravagantly wrapped morsels of food aid and vague promises of more to come from U.S. President George W. Bush.The bolded text is my doing.
Both men gushed about their close relationship, but a clear and yawning gap remained in their positions over both aid to Africa and global warming. Mr. Blair wants massive action on both now; Mr. Bush remains unconvinced.
Less progress was evident on the vexing issue of global warming.
Despite the chumminess as the two men stood shoulder to shoulder behind twin lecterns in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Bush was not willing to echo his British colleague's comments about global warming.
Like what the hell is all that? Is this how the news is written these days?
I did a search for Koring's articles at the G&M and though I am too cheap to get archive access, just reading the article titles makes your head spin. Some of my favourites:
U.S. fixates on shadowy terrorist in Iraq
Abbas collects verbal bouquets in the Rose Garden
Time frays resolve to reach Palestine
Why does it seem that everything at the G&M becomes more of a joke with each passing day?