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What’s the definition of chutzpah?

From The Houston Chronicle: Saudis ask for aid if world cuts dependence on oil:

There are plenty of needy countries at the U.N. climate talks in Bangkok that make the case they need financial assistance to adapt to the impacts of global warming. Then there are the Saudis.

Saudi Arabia has led a quiet campaign during these and other negotiations — demanding behind closed doors that oil-producing nations get special financial assistance if a new climate pact calls for substantial reductions in the use of fossil fuels.

That campaign comes despite an International Energy Agency report released this week showing that OPEC revenues would still increase $23 trillion between 2008 and 2030 — a fourfold increase compared to the period from 1985 to 2007 — if countries agree to significantly slash emissions and thereby cut their use of oil. That is the limit most countries agree is needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Oy vey!

2 comments to What’s the definition of chutzpah?

  • FreedomForCuba

    What?

    Aid to the Saudis after they raped us with their high fuel prices, the embargo of 1973 and OPEC?

    Last time I heard we have no money in this country to give away, much less to them that don't deserve it.

    Que se jodan ahora...they should have realized 36 years ago when they started to screw us with their high fuel prices that this could be a consequence of their actions.

  • asombra

    Chutzpah? This is nothing. Besides, these people are totally used to making outlandish statements purely for effect 9or maybe it's a really twisted sense of humor). Chutzpah is Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barney Frank and Mr. Wonderful One. "Oh, no, I never noticed Rev. Wright was saying those awful things all the time for all those years..." Child, please.