SURPRISE: Delegates at the Earth Summit don’t want the Mugabe protests to overshadow its main purpose, which is, apparently, criticizing the United States:

The head of the British delegation, the Environment Secretary Margaret Beckett, yesterday showed growing frustration with American intransigence, which could derail the summit. . . .

Mrs Beckett also insisted that it would be a disaster if the delegates let the growing row with Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe, to overshadow the summit.

Feh. Here’s a more constructive take.