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Barack Obama demonstrated a surprising potential for bipartisan leadership in Norway Thursday when he forcefully defended America in accepting the Nobel Peace Prize.
Next stop, Copenhagen. He’ll have to milk that gift for all it’s worth to eventually get a serious climate-change treaty through the Senate.
The Copenhagen climate conference now in progress will not produce a binding agreement on greenhouse gas reduction; with any luck, it will produce a framework of means and ends the world can buy into.
At times like this, “international community” looks like an oxymoron. Different nations often have conflicting interests, even in addressing a common problem.