Michael van der Galien

Obama: No Legally Binding Agreement Possible

Posted on December 18 2009 5:51 pm
Michael van der Galien was born in the Dutch city of Leeuwarden in 1984. For as long as he can remember, he has been obsessed with the United States. When he was 17 years old, he started blogging - of course about America. His articles have been published at Big Hollywood, Pajamas Media, Hot Air (the GreenRoom) and Right Across The Atlantic. He's also an editor for the Dutch conservative blog, De Dagelijkse Standaard.
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“The way this agreement is structured, each nation will be putting concrete commitments into an appendix…specifically what each country’s intentions are. Those commitments will then be subject to an international consultation and analysis…similar to what takes place when the WTO is examining progress.” But, “it will not be legally binding.”

“The problem will not be verification…we can actually monitor what takes place through satellite imagery and so forth….I think we’ll have a pretty good sense on what countries are doing.”

Read the whole thing at National Review Online.

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