19 May, 2003

Tobacco Treaty

The Bush administration has decided to support the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

As the head of the U.S. delegation to the World Health Assembly, Tommy Thompson, secretary of health and human services, said he would formally announce the U.S. position when he addresses the assembly here Wednesday.

"I'm going to support it -- much to the surprise of many around the world," Thompson said in a briefing. "I'm not going to make any changes. We have no reservations. The delegation here, headed by me, is in support of the tobacco treaty."

Surprise indeed. Now everyone, be really quiet, because I want to be able to hear it when the other shoe drops.

1 comment:

  1. not quite. the fine print: we won't keep the WHA from adopting it, but we might not sign or ratify it. and if we do sign it, we might just attach a declaration that would pave the way for a domino effect, gutting the treaty anyway.muwahahahaahahaahahah. you don't know what will happen, do you?

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