In a stunning display of utter cluelessness, while addressing the graduating class from the Coast Guard Academy Obama made the astonishing statement that “climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security…” and that disagreeing with him on the issue “… is a dereliction of duty … Denying it or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security.”
His foreign policy initiatives are in tatters. Russia under Putin has essentially annexed large swaths of Eastern Europe. The Middle East is in flames, with ISIS controlling large areas and perpetrating mind-numbingly horrendous atrocities on everyone in sight. Iran’s on the verge of getting nukes. North Korea’s accumulating a respectable stockpile of nukes while rattling sabers at South Korea as well as us. China’s confronting the world in the South China Sea through their development of the Spratly Islands, and their expansionist territorial claims.
And Obama thinks the biggest threat we face to our national security is “climate change”? Folks, you just can’t make this stuff up.
It seems to me that the biggest “risk to our national security” is Obama himself.
Further, what exactly does Obama – and the rest of the climate change hysterics – think can actually be done? Do they actually believe that mankind can somehow stop the climate from changing for the first time in the planet’s entire 4.5 billion year history? Isn’t that the real “denial” in the issue? Denying that climate change is the natural state of affairs for this blue orb?
You may as well try to stop the tides with a kid’s sand pail and shovel.
©Brian Baker 2015
(Also published today in my local newspaper: http://www.signalscv.com/section/35/article/137645/)