Some previous G8 something or others :
At the G8 Gleneagles Summit in 2005, world leaders promised Africa debt relief, drugs for AIDS and double the annual aid within five years.
Just one year later, total aid from G8 countries actually dropped. Canada's aid fell by 9%; the US by 20%.
Another previous G8 promise : to write off the debts of the 18 poorest African countries.This year's debt in interest alone? A billion and half dollars. Or, more than those countries saved from the debt relief they got in the first place.
If you don't count Bush's nostalgia for the good old days of the arms race in Europe, you can at least say that this year the G8's aren't making any promises they can't keep.