Sunday, June 23, 2013

It's a Package Deal, I'm Afraid

India has a rising China, increasingly aggressive about their border claims against India. India's former ally, the Soviet Union, is gone. But at least India has a budding relationship with the only other power capable of taking on China. And what does that new friend's chief diplomat want to talk about? Friggin' climate change.

India might have more immediate concerns on their mind than the question of when the current 15-year lull in global warming might end, signaling the resumption of the countdown to doom:

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in New Delhi to urge fast-growing India to curb emissions that contribute to climate change.

Yeah, now we're pivoting to climate change. That's just what you want in a potential ally. Missing the Soviet Union yet, India?

We really are a good ally to have. But you have to take the good with the stupid, I'm afraid.