Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Barry O's Favorite Topic" went up last night. it's perfect.
and perfect is the choice of john kerry for secretary of state. i would love to see ann wright nominated - as c.i. has pointed out, she should be - but that's not the reality we're at right now. (maybe if more people had joined c.i. in calling for her it would have made a difference.) so john kerry is the closest we will get to a peace person.
kenneth r. weiss (los angeles times) reports that, if confirmed, kerry would make global warming a priority:
Secretary of State nominee John Kerry, with 20 years of concern about climate change, is expected to push the issue to center stage as a slow-motion crisis in need of a global solution.
When he sought to defeat President George W. Bush in 2004, the Democratic senator from Massachusetts made a point of challenging the Bush administration's backtracking on the issue and rejection of climate science. In contrast, he told the nation, he “believes in science.”
Kerry has been pushing for action on global warming since he attended the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. He has since attended multiple United Nations climate-change negotiations, including helping Obama with some preliminary discussions with India and China at the U.N. talks in Copenhagen in 2009.
He co-authored unsuccessful legislation in the Senate to set up a cap-and-trade system to reduce U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases. He and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, co-wrote a book, “This Moment on Earth: Today’s New Environmentalists and Their Vision for the Future.”
with what's taking place in western antarctica (read dan vergano's piece at usa today), this couldn't come at a better time.
kerry's got my support.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'