The American president closes his eyes to the economic and human damages that are inflicted on his country and the world economy by natural disasters, like Katrina, through neglected climate protection. When reason finally reaches the headquarters of the climate polluters, the international community will need to be able to extend a hand with an elaborate proposal for the future of international climate protection. The German government stands ready for this.
One’s global warming politics aside, the timing of these remarks is much more than unfortunate. The fact that these remarks have gone unchecked by the higher ups in the German government is evidence of a political hate of America’s president (one that, in terms of sensitivity, certainly extends to America’s citizens as well). That can’t be all that good.