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Obama Assigns Troops to Global Warming Detail

President Obama today told the graduating class at West Point that they will be forced to respond to the effects of global warming:

Keep in mind, not all international norms relate directly to armed conflict.  We have a serious problem with cyber-attacks, which is why we’re working to shape and enforce rules of the road to secure our networks and our citizens.  In the Asia Pacific, we’re supporting Southeast Asian nations as they negotiate a code of conduct with China on maritime disputes in the South China Sea.  And we’re working to resolve these disputes through international law.

That spirit of cooperation needs to energize the global effort to combat climate change — a creeping national security crisis that will help shape your time in uniform, as we are called on to respond to refugee flows and natural disasters and conflicts over water and food, which is why next year I intend to make sure America is out front in putting together a global framework to preserve our planet.

Our military is going to be responding to conflicts over food? Well, how about we decide right now that once we’re able to grow mangoes in North Dakota we ship the produce wherever it’s needed instead of sending out troops, okay?

Those Malthusians, always running out of food.

62 Responses to Obama Assigns Troops to Global Warming Detail

  1. *YAWN*
    ‘Barack Hussein Obama’, this so called “Pres/CINC” has NO CLUE, UNDERSTANDING or RESPECT for the “US Military”…

    -I could have told yous back in 2008…

  2. With all that is going on in our country and world, he talks about global warming?

    Whoever is behind him is pushing this nutty agenda. But why?

    • Money and tons of it. The carbon economy is too mature for the Soros/Steyer bunch to rape the billions they want so a government forced mandated green economy to which they get all the inside contracts is the only way to go and Obama’s more than happy to give it to him. He’s never truly been an “American” President, he’s always been a globalist so in O’s eyes he’s doing exactly what he should be doing to make America pay for her past and repent in her future.

  3. …I always wanted to be a US Military Officer…

    ~If I had the chance I would throw my “Officer Commision” in the face of CINC/”Pres” ‘Barack Hussein Obama’…

  4. WTF?
    This guy is more than an embarrassment. Iran, a real threat he ignores. For his precious Soros buddies he will impose crippling economic sanctions on America via the EPA but yet ignore that China is building coal plants as fast as it can. For his corporate buds he’ll throw open the borders for cheap labor.
    He may be the first 1/2 black President but he’s also the first completely UN-American President in our entire history.
    “High crimes and misdemeanors” doesn’t even begin to address the crimes against this nation he is complicit in.

  5. Six years into the job, he declares and defines America (his America). In a nutshell of a brain – there is no America unless it’s tethered to the UN, since the UN has done such a fine job. The man has overdosed on “fiber” and sounds like Metamucil on steroids.

    “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being, working through NATO and the UN will dominate American foreign policy,”This is American leadership, American strength.”

  6. As I’ve said before, I despise globalism. About 18 years ago I took one year of German history at a university. When we were at the end of the WWII period, our professor made the aside that America can no longer afford to be the food basket of the world. Nor can we be the food police.

    • Globalism like communalism never works. At the core of everything is the individual. Hard enough for families to cooperate.

  7. More Nonsense from someone that never wore the uniform. How could he know this sense of commitment. I feel sorry for the class that they had to hear this crap but still I’m honored that regardless of who holds this office, at least The President of the United States attended this day.

  8. You know if he were not the smartest man, sorry person, in the room then one could mistakenly think they were making this stuff up as they went along.

  9. A couple of months ago, Obama spent two hours in the Central Valley of CA, “justifying” his three-day trip to Southern CA for golf and to give money to foreigners.

    He spoke to farmers who wanted him to address the severe water shortage, arguable caused by his administration, Congress, and mis-application of the Endangered Species Act. Millions of people are out of work, billions of dollars are being lost, including hard assets like producing fruit and nut trees that will take most of a decade to replace. Obama’s answer? It’s all the fault of global warming, and you need to deal with it. Thanks, Barack. I guess we in CA are safe Democrat votes and he doesn’t need to help.

  10. Obama really shouldn’t be talking globull hot or cold.

    CNN’s international correspondent Jim Clancy called the West Point response to President Obama’s meandering foreign policy address “pretty icy” Wednesday.

    • To all the Cadets we are proud of you. I just think he would have been playing golf today, if this VA issue had not hit the fan.

    • I think the only reason the graduates weren’t laughing is they had all tuned him out by then. CNN called their response “tepid”.

      Congrats to all the service academy graduates. I hope they realize that, despite some recent signs to the contrary, they will be defending the greatest country in the world.

  11. It’s funny reading all the media summaries of the speech. Icy, tepid responses were the words most used, lol. Also someone said it was like listening to a rebuttal to Rand Paul’s criticisms.

    And yes, those awkward pauses in his speech were the “applause breaks” like we guessed in the live streaming thread. Boy were his writers wrong on that one!

  12. OT Valerie Plame versus COS Afghanistan. The conservatives do themselves no favor by comparing the two. But the hypocrisy of the media in covering it is a concern.

    That said, I am not totally convinced this was just an incompetent blunder — accidental, sloppy etc. –. I take nothing at face value with this administration. That went all the way up the food chain for release and no one caught it?

  13. Meanwhile Putin is creating quite a mess with his takeover — Donetsk very unsettling. Best I can determine global warning not the immediate threat.

  14. Cyber attacks? Rules of the (cyber) road? Does no one in the White House remember the giant computer sign up snafu called “Obamacare”? I don’t think it’s running smoothly yet!

  15. Is anyone listening to the hearing? Doug Lamborn just called for Pejeski’s resignation. Please excuse the spelling of his name.

    • I just checked in some freshman congresswoman is badgering the VA bureaucrats. Not good — she is demeaning and rude. I hope she is not a Republican but suspects she is.

      Walorski, R, Indiana.

      And now a Dem — I waiting for “:started under Bush”.

      • In light of what I saw and the comments above about Brown I hope this hearing is not going to center around the righteous indignation of Congress at the expense of helping to identify responsible parties and move to solving or at the very least addressing the problem.

        So far looks like a Congressional outrage parade — both sides participating. And no, I do not feel one bit sorry for the VA people, but I don’t think not allowing them to answer is useful.

  16. I’ve read elsewhere that a CNN anchor described Obama’s reception at West Point today as “pretty icy”. So to all here who like myself won’t listen to him, there it is.