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From: Cato (
Subject:         Friend, your cited source is short in a couple of areas
Date: December 4, 2007 at 4:35 pm PST

In Reply to: As posted to ABC blog (NOT by me, by the way) posted by Moi aka Sooohopeless on December 3, 2007 at 2:23 pm:

"Spin it however you want, a Democratic controlled Senate passed the Byrd-Hagle Resolution 95 to 0 opposing the Kyoto Treaty."

1). The Democrats did not have control of either house of Congress 1995-2006. The 2006 congressional elections saw the GOP lose both houses to the Democrats. The GOP controlled the Senate in 1997.

2). Clinton signed the treaty but it was only a gesture of making the US a signatory. He did not present the Treaty for ratification because it takes a 2/3's vote and the Senate had expressed it's opinion clearly.

3).The Byrd/Hagel Resolution was expressed/passed by the Senate 5 months before the Kyote standards/treaty was created. Byrd and Hagel both later said the resolution had been "misrepresented" in the ratification debate/vote that never took place, whatever that means.

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