Obama: Climate change is a national security issue

posted at 12:31 pm on June 9, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Maybe this is just bad timing, because it’s not really a new argument. In the context of the recent activities of the Obama administration, though, claiming that we need to take action now on climate change because of national security just looks more ridiculous. After all, this comes at the same time that Barack Obama and John Kerry both argue that letting five Taliban commanders out of Guantanamo Bay’s detention facility won’t have any impact on American security — but the weather will?

Thomas Friedman gets the scoop:

But the area he’s just as worried about, said Obama, ”is how climate change could end up having profound national security implications in poorer countries. We’re obviously concerned about drought in California or hurricanes and floods along our coastlines and the possibility of more powerful storms or more severe droughts. All of those things are bread-and-butter issues that touch on American families. But when you start seeing how these shifts can displace people — entire countries can be finding themselves unable to feed themselves and the potential incidence of conflict that arises out of that — that gets your attention. There’s a reason why the quadrennial defense review — [which] the secretary of defense and the Joints Chiefs of Staff work on — identified climate change as one of our most significant national security problems. It’s not just the actual disasters that might arise, it is the accumulating stresses that are placed on a lot of different countries and the possibility of war, conflict, refugees, displacement that arise from a changing climate.”

You know what else has profound national security implications for poorer countries? Releasing commanders from a group that imposed a reign of terror until an American invasion booted them from power. Two of the men released from Gitmo were wanted for mass murder by the United Nations and at least one has pledged to return to the battlefield, but Obama and Kerry dismiss those concerns by insisting we can stop them if we really want to do so. Instead, we really need to hike taxes and ration American energy to improve our national security and those of places like Afghanistan.

Oh, and do you know what caused the civil war in Syria? Not decades of oppression and tyranny or the rise of virulent radical Islam, but a lack of rain:

Syria couldn’t manage a four-year drought when it had a government, and that drought helped fuel the uprising there, because the government did nothing for the people. Imagine what will happen if they have another prolonged drought and they’ve destroyed half their country?

”Which gives you a sense of what happens in a lot of these countries that are just barely hanging on,” said Obama. ”They don’t have a lot of margin for error, and that has national security implications. When people are hungry, when people are displaced, when there are a lot of young people, particularly young men, who are drifting without prospects for the future, the fertility of the soil for terrorism ends up being significant. And it can have an impact on us.”

Only in the alternate reality where Bashar al-Assad is a “reformer” (as Hillary Clinton insisted as Secretary of State) does it take a drought to demonstrate that the Assad regime wasn’t working on behalf of the people. This is sheer nonsense, a backwards rationalization that ignores a century of unrest after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Western attempts to impose a nation-state model in the region that didn’t fit, and the rise of militant Islam in response to both. All of that had been in motion long before any “global warming” took place, and continues even while the global climate hasn’t warmed at all over the last 17 years.

This argument attempts to hijack the legitimate concerns over terrorism and US policy in order to push an entirely unrelated domestic agenda. It’s not the first time this will happen, nor the last, but it’s one of the rare times when current events depict just how cynical and exploitative this argument is.


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It never stops with this guy. Just a full frontal assault of stupid at every turn.

crrr6 on June 9, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Obama: Climate change is a national security issue

FIFY

Electrongod on June 9, 2014 at 12:34 PM

A million illegal dummies with TB and head lice is a far greater national security threat

Plus, it’s real

TexasJew on June 9, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Obama: Climate change is a national security issue

No Barack, you are a National Security issue.

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Meanwhile, the Republicans are spending their time and efforts on attacking Ted Cruz. We are so screwed.

Ward Cleaver on June 9, 2014 at 12:36 PM

I guess he has to make it seem as dangerous as possible since no one is buying their previous claims of doom.

darwin on June 9, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Gia just needs 5 more from Gitmo released to end global warming.

MechanicalBill on June 9, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Climate change is a national security issue

Yes it is – because you lefties are using it as an excuse to waste military funding and kill the rest of country on over-priced inefficient “green energy”.

dentarthurdent on June 9, 2014 at 12:38 PM

This is a positive step. Now we just need a commie POS to give obozo in exchange for releasing more carbon.

Flange on June 9, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Being an adult and raising kids in an America that is on the wane and accelerating into the toilet every f*cking day really sucks.

How incredibly demoralizing.

Midas on June 9, 2014 at 12:39 PM

A million illegal dummies with TB and head lice is a far greater national security threat

Plus, it’s real

TexasJew on June 9, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Not only does the left want to use illegals for votes and overwhelm the entitlement system, I sense they’d love to see some conflict between illegals and US citizens giving them a reason to take all guns and impose some type of martial law.

darwin on June 9, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Haven’t you heard? Islam is the religion of peace. How can those five, poor Muslims possibly constitute a national security threat as significant as global warming? I mean climate change. No, I mean climate instability. Wait, no, climate destabilization. Ohh…fuggedabowdit.

;-)

Mr. Bultitude on June 9, 2014 at 12:39 PM

There’s a reason why the quadrennial defense review — [which] the secretary of defense and the Joints Chiefs of Staff work on — identified climate change as one of our most significant national security problems.

I have no idea if that’s even true — and considering Obama is the source, it probably isn’t — but if it is……WTF????

Bitter Clinger on June 9, 2014 at 12:40 PM

a backwards rationalization that ignores a century of unrest after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire

You need to stop thinking like a 20 century pundit in a 21 century world////

Walter L. Newton on June 9, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Obama: Climate change is a national security issue

Waiting for his inevitable hook into aiding and abetting the Tolleebohn. Wait for it, it’ll appear sometime soon, Obama has to tie it all together into a big bow for Islam.

Lourdes on June 9, 2014 at 12:41 PM

We’re obviously concerned about drought in California

Uh, ya, sure – concerned enough to have the EPA cut off the water supply…..

dentarthurdent on June 9, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Global warmining…is there anything it can’t do?

18-1 on June 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM

We’re obviously concerned about drought in California

Uh, ya, sure – concerned enough to have the EPA cut off the water supply…..

dentarthurdent on June 9, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Winner winner chick… errr IRS audit…

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Final stage of NPD…

d1carter on June 9, 2014 at 12:44 PM

There’s a reason why the quadrennial defense review — [which] the secretary of defense and the Joints Chiefs of Staff work on — identified climate change as one of our most significant national security problems.

I have no idea if that’s even true — and considering Obama is the source, it probably isn’t — but if it is……WTF????

Bitter Clinger on June 9, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Yes – because the JCS is comprised of Generals who appointed directly by the President – and do whatever the President tells them to do. So the QDR very definitely reflects the President’s political whims if he orders those whims included.

dentarthurdent on June 9, 2014 at 12:44 PM

And releasing five thuggish murderers is NOT? Who taught this man anything?

MN J on June 9, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Global warmining…is there anything it can’t do?

18-1 on June 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Ummm, besides make actual accurate predictions?

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Global warmining…is there anything it can’t do?

18-1 on June 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Apparently it can do anything except warm the globe.

Flange on June 9, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Obama: Climate change is a national security issue

Yes, but releasing 5 of the World’s Top terrorists is not.

F*CK YOU.

ToddPA on June 9, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Winner winner chick… errr IRS audit…

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Well, they did get me this year. Not an actual audit, but I did make a mistake on my return that they caught – so I’m having to send them more money instead of getting the refund I thought I was going to get….

dentarthurdent on June 9, 2014 at 12:47 PM

This thug of all thugs is utterly lost. He knows that his presidency is a disaster, domestically and internationally. He knows that nothing will change for the better.

He now does whatever he pleases, out of fear, until he loses the senate. After that he’ll act out of desperado. That’s when it begins to be really dire for the land.

Have you noticed how quiet Holder has been lately? He has not yet answered inquiries from congress about the VA scandal, and likely won’t, the thug.

These are flacks, with very bad intentions, and you ain’t seen nothin’, yet.

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2014 at 12:49 PM

We’re obviously concerned about drought in California

Worried about it?

They’re causing it.

Socratease on June 9, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Seems to me that the Barack HUSSEIN Obama Junta in DC represents the greatest clear and present danger to national security.

ConstantineXI on June 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM

And releasing five thuggish murderers is NOT? Who taught this man anything?

MN J on June 9, 2014 at 12:44 PM

You mean besides Frank Marshall Davis, the former chairman of the Communist Party of the United States of America and William “Underground Weathermen Terrorist” (we will need to eliminate 25 million Americans who will refuse to become Marxist) Ayer’s?

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM

The administration should carbon sequester the remaining Gitmo prisoners.

perries on June 9, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Oaf, you and yours caused so much misery, including starving cows and children.

This is your form of hating and trading children and slaves.

Drudge

AMERICA STUGGLES WITH SURGE IN CHILD MIGRATION…
JUDGE: ‘Government has simply chosen not to enforce border security laws’…
Sheriffs: Feds Should Pay for Housing…
Agents threatened with firing after photos leak…
FEDS DROP PLANELOADS OF ILLEGALS IN EL PASO…
‘YOU ARE FREE, YOU CAN LEAVE’…
HUNDREDS MORE SHIPPED TO AZ…
MEMO: 230,000 children expected over 24 months…
Growing concern of diseases…
No end in sight for ‘dumping’ policy…
White House Launches Program to Provide Lawyers…
Officers diverted from handling crimes…
Cruz: Obama ‘lawlessness’ responsible for crisis…
Cantor: Time to strike deal…

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Two of the men released from Gitmo were wanted for mass murder by the United Nations and at least one has pledged to return to the battlefield, but Obama and Kerry dismiss those concerns by insisting we can stop them if we really want to do so.

At the cost of how many American lives?

Socratease on June 9, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Obama’s characterization of climate change as a national security issue serves as a convenient pretext for more lawless unilateral action.

RadClown on June 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Well, they did get me this year. Not an actual audit, but I did make a mistake on my return that they caught – so I’m having to send them more money instead of getting the refund I thought I was going to get….

dentarthurdent on June 9, 2014 at 12:47 PM

I got pissed that instead of paying $50 bucks or so as I usually do each year, I got a $100 refund. I am ANGRY that Barack HUSSEIN Obama got to use $100 of MY MONEY interest free for a year. I paid for one of his steaks.

ConstantineXI on June 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Obama: Climate change is a national security issue

But not The Obama Five.

Obama is such a child. Unfortunately, a dangerous child.

Josiah on June 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM

obama, you thug, this is what is important.

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Obama: Climate change is a national security issue

But not The Obama Five.

Obama is such a child. Unfortunately, a dangerous child.

Josiah on June 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Obama is no child, children do not commit treason.

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Fluke off with the terminology of “Climate Change”. The climate has always, and will always change, every second.

I hope that AlGore esplode on TV, form climate change and the hot air he spews. He sure creates lots of it too.

obama, you oaf, follow behind AlGore. It’s really hot/smelly there.

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Just so we know the battle order for 2014:

The Republicans will focus on Obamacare, EPA overreach, the VA scandal, the Bergdahl swap, and economic stagnation.

Against that, the Democrats have…gun control, higher energy taxes, and raising the minimum wage?

I feel like we need to nominate Todd Akin for something, just to make this more fair.

LukeinNE on June 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM

We’re obviously concerned about drought in California or hurricanes and floods along our coastlines and the possibility of more powerful storms or more severe droughts.

What hurricanes? It appears global warming has killed them off. How long since a major one has hit the U.S Coastline?
Change isn’t all bad, ya know…

redshirt on June 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM

He’s become so bored with being POTUS that he has decided to work out his standup routine…

JohnGalt23 on June 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM

The man is insane. Will someone please call for a psych eval?

*cough* southern border *cough*

dogsoldier on June 9, 2014 at 12:55 PM

And releasing the five Taliban is … what, exactly?

The first phase of surrender.

Steve Eggleston on June 9, 2014 at 12:55 PM

He’s become so bored with being POTUS that he has decided to work out his standup routine…

JohnGalt23 on June 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM

I really believe he’s lost his mind. What little he had.

dogsoldier on June 9, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Let me think a science that is far from settled or 5 guys released who we know will fight us. Which is a national security issue?

Sven on June 9, 2014 at 12:55 PM

This guy is anything but stupid… He is overwhelming us with all these extreme progressive initiatives, rules and regulations to the point that we can not deal with it all! Given no formal opposition, he prevails.

johntexas on June 9, 2014 at 12:56 PM

I guess Al Gore has his hand up Jugears ass and is using him for a puppet???

This pres is NUTS and dangerous. He’s the security threat.

txdoc on June 9, 2014 at 12:57 PM

The Republicans will focus on Obamacare, EPA overreach, the VA scandal, the Bergdahl swap, and economic stagnation.

LukeinNE on June 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Ya – but WILL they?
Lots of ammo available, but I’m not so sure the eGOP has the cojones to use it.

dentarthurdent on June 9, 2014 at 12:58 PM

And releasing the five Taliban is … what, exactly?

The first phase of surrender.

Steve Eggleston on June 9, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Personally, I call it TREASON when you release Generals during a war and them give them large amounts of money. But hey, I’m just a crazy bitter clinging racist Tea Bagger, what would I know.

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Global Warming = National Security Issue

Releasing 5 Terrorist Generals = Police action

portlandon on June 9, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Lots of ammo available, but I’m not so sure the eGOP has the cojones to use it.

dentarthurdent on June 9, 2014 at 12:58 PM

They GOPe would have to actually oppose those things first. Truth be told, the GOPe are only interested in money, as in how much they can get for themselves.

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Dear Liar to nominate Bowe Berdahl as our new national climate change czar.

rbj on June 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

It’s been a long and bumpy road to this point. Few American presidents came into office viewed with so much optimism and hope. Obama was swept and re-swept into office with a clear expectation that being smart — or at least not being stupid — would be enough to mend fences around the globe and at home. Things aren’t so cheery now, and not being George W. Bush may not, it appears, be sufficient.

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Releasing 5 Terrorist Generals = Police action

portlandon on June 9, 2014 at 12:58 PM

He’s just showing off more of his second term “flexibility” – like he’s doing with Putin….

dentarthurdent on June 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

If Obama was really worried about the drought in California, why did he let so much river water flow out to sea with delta smelts instead of using it to irrigate farms in the Central Valley?

But if Obama is so worried about a drought in Syria, let’s give him and Michelle a shovel-ready job and let them build a dam there. That would do more good than he has ever done as President.

Steve Z on June 9, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Thanks Barack & Hillary! The Taliban Now Has Modern U.S. Stinger Missiles…

Even better: The missiles were traced back to a shipment Obama authorized to Qatar in support of Libyan rebels, the same Qatar Obama released the Gitmo 5 to.

Via NY Post:

The Obama administration isn’t only giving the Taliban back its commanders — it’s giving them weapons.

Miliary records and sources reveal that on July 25, 2012, Taliban fighters in Kunar province successfully targeted a US Army CH-47 helicopter with a new generation Stinger missile.

They thought they had a surefire kill. But instead of bursting into flames, the Chinook just disappeared into the darkness as the American pilot recovered control of the aircraft and brought it to the ground in a hard landing.

The assault team jumped out the open doors and ran clear in case it exploded. Less than 30 seconds later, the Taliban gunner and his comrade erupted into flames as an American gunship overhead locked onto their position and opened fire.

The next day, an explosive ordnance disposal team arrived to pick through the wreckage and found unexploded pieces of a missile casing that could only belong to a Stinger missile.

Lodged in the right nacelle, they found one fragment that contained an entire serial number.

The investigation took time. Arms were twisted, noses put out of joint. But when the results came back, they were stunning: The Stinger tracked back to a lot that had been signed out by the CIA recently, not during the anti-Soviet jihad.

Reports of the Stinger reached the highest echelons of the US command in Afghanistan and became a source of intense speculation, but no action.

Everyone knew the war was winding down. Revealing that the Taliban had US-made Stingers risked demoralizing coalition troops. Because there were no coalition casualties, government officials made no public announcement of the attack.

My sources in the US Special Operations community believe the Stinger fired against the Chinook was part of the same lot the CIA turned over to the Qataris in early 2011, weapons Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department intended for anti-Khadafy forces in Libya.

They believe the Qataris delivered between 50 and 60 of those same Stingers to the Taliban in early 2012, and an additional 200 SA-24 Igla-S surface-to-air missiles.

I think, it is fair to say, that Obama and Hillary define ‘national security’ differently than the rest of us.

Resist We Much on June 9, 2014 at 1:01 PM

They GOPe would have to actually oppose those things first. Truth be told, the GOPe are only interested in money, as in how much they can get for themselves.

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

++++++

bazil9 on June 9, 2014 at 1:01 PM

All this tells me is that this “topic” is likely dead for years and years to come in the near future. I would hope it’s buried November 2014.

Marcus on June 9, 2014 at 1:01 PM

“.. the civil war in Syria? Not decades of oppression and tyranny or the rise of virulent radical Islam, but a lack of rain.”

All together now: I despise this administration.

locomotivebreath1901 on June 9, 2014 at 1:03 PM

It isn’t for lack of ambition; Obama aspires to be a transformational leader at home and abroad. The ACA attempts to redesign an industry that accounts for 17.2 % of GDP. The EPA’s new regulations cover 66% of the country’s energy production. Overseas, he’s picked goals like getting a global climate treaty, destroying Al-Qaeda, democratizing the Arab world, eliminating nuclear weapons and achieving détente with Iran.

These are big goals; achieving them would give Obama a significant place in the history books. But there’s a catch; large and complex projects are hard to carry out, and the President seems to consistently underestimate the difficulties in turning compelling visions into practical programs. As a result, he now finds himself haunted by goals and expectations he set for himself, caught in a gap between promise and performance that has proved unexpectedly hard to close.

Charlatanry caught up with him. It must be punished.

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2014 at 1:03 PM

They GOPe would have to actually oppose those things first. Truth be told, the GOPe are only interested in money, as in how much they can get for themselves.

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Ya, that’s about right.
They may not be in charge, but they’re IN the castle, and they like it there. Life is always better and easier if you’re living IN the castle, even if you’re no more than the court jester – not so great when you’re a peasant out in the fields – as Hillary has been lamenting about….

dentarthurdent on June 9, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Attributing any weather event to human activity is pure BS. There is no test that can prove or disprove it. Therefore meaningless.

As statistical trend might be a different story, but guess what- there aren’t any.

Bat Chain Puller on June 9, 2014 at 1:04 PM

This is just for Ned of HA.

Meanwhile, the problems at the Veterans Administration — problems candidate Obama vowed to fix back in 2008 — erupted last month in a scandal that 79% of Americans blame at least in part on Obama’s management. A shock poll in The Washington Post showed 48% of Americans now think that President George W. Bush was better at “getting things done” than his replacement-compared with 42% who think the opposite.

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2014 at 1:04 PM

As = A, sorry.

Bat Chain Puller on June 9, 2014 at 1:04 PM

When people are hungry, when people are displaced, when there are a lot of young people, particularly young men, who are drifting without prospects for the future, the fertility of the soil for terrorism ends up being significant. And it can have an impact on us.”

Sounds like a super-secret meeting with the NSA, DHS, DOJ, and POTUS talking about fly-over country.

BobMbx on June 9, 2014 at 1:04 PM

I think, it is fair to say, that Obama and Hillary define ‘national security’ differently than the rest of us.

Resist We Much on June 9, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Another example of Article 3, Section 3, Clauses 1… How do you legally define Treason. You provide Aid and Comfort to the enemy. Giving them Stinger missiles, releasing their top commanders, giving them millions of dollars, 100 percent pure Aid and Comfort to the enemy in a time of war.

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Not since the end of the Cold War has an American president faced this much disorder and trouble in the world. The “reset” with Russia ended with the attack on Crimea. The Arab Spring has foundered in chaos, dictatorship and war. The President’s declaration that “Assad must go” has proved as hollow as his demand that Syria cease chemical warfare attacks on its citizens. Al-Qaeda and related jihadist groups are active and growing from West Africa through Central Asia; in some ways the terror threat today is greater than ever before. The war in Afghanistan, a war that candidate Obama vowed to win, is sputtering inconclusively toward a less than stellar close. An increasingly feisty China is challenging the United States and its allies, and North Korea grinds grimly ahead with its nuclear program.

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2014 at 1:06 PM

I think, it is fair to say, that Obama and Hillary define ‘national security’ differently than the rest of us.

Resist We Much on June 9, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Yes, their metric is whether or not they have an 8-digit checking account balance.

BobMbx on June 9, 2014 at 1:07 PM

the public is fed up with promises and hungry for concrete accomplishments.

President Obama needs to show that he knows how to get things done, or increasingly the world will move on as if he wasn’t there.

All was/is self-made. The land/world fell for a charlatan, and now they’re stuck with him.

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2014 at 1:07 PM

I agree with that psychologist who said this guy is rucking nuts.

John the Libertarian on June 9, 2014 at 1:07 PM

I think, it is fair to say, that Obama and Hillary define ‘national security’ differently than the rest of us.

Resist We Much on June 9, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Or at least they define “nation” differently, as in ObamiNation.

Steve Eggleston on June 9, 2014 at 1:08 PM

This is not just extreme stupidity… This is utter insanity…

mnjg on June 9, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Energy is the last leg of the totalitarian socialist stool that Obama feels he still needs to transform.

Remember folks, they rammed Cap and Trade through the House in 2009, right after the stimulus and “before” they began their health care push. So for 0bama, this phony global warming agenda was more important than turning our health care system on its head.

For anyone paying attention back in 2009, their push for what amounts to a giant energy tax on the American people – while our economy was still flat on its back during the recession – should have told you all you needed to know about the Obama regime.

TarheelBen on June 9, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Obama: Climate change is a national security issue

Umm does he even understand the words he reads off teleprompters? Does he even know what he read off the TP yesterday? Last week? I mean, I’ve noticed myself, that I can read aloud from, say a magazine article, and at the end, not really know or remember what was in the article. Like sight-reading music (which I do often and fluently) at the end of a sight-reading, you have little recollection of what you played because extemporaneous reading aloud is like a motor skill itself.

So, I’m starting to believe Obama is so glib, stupid and disengaged, and utterly dependent on the teleprompter for virtually everything he says in public, that he is incapable of recognizing all the dangerous contradictions and stupidities he utters every single damn day.

Harbingeing on June 9, 2014 at 1:09 PM

Another example of Article 3, Section 3, Clauses 1… How do you legally define Treason. You provide Aid and Comfort to the enemy. Giving them Stinger missiles, releasing their top commanders, giving them millions of dollars, 100 percent pure Aid and Comfort to the enemy in a time of war.

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Exactly. How would have handing $10M dollars, cash, to the Waffen SS in 1945 so they could keep the trains running on time gone over with the press?

“No, seriously Hirohito, we’ll be pulling out of Tarawa in 6 months.”

BobMbx on June 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

I think, it is fair to say, that Obama and Hillary define ‘national security’ differently than the rest of us.

Resist We Much on June 9, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Oh you can be certain of that.

hawkeye54 on June 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

‘Climate Change’ is a big squirrel, on the one hand, and has always been a way to try to enact a global tax.

See the UN, of which obama and his rats are so fond.

Schadenfreude on June 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

Not since the end of the Cold War has an American president faced caused this much disorder and trouble in the world.
Schadenfreude on June 9, 2014 at 1:06 PM
FIFY.

dentarthurdent on June 9, 2014 at 1:12 PM

It never stops with this guy. Just a full frontal assault of stupid at every turn.

crrr6 on June 9, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Remember his bizarre idea of using NASA as an outreach to Muslims? This is more of the same.

You are 100% correct about him. He wears a dunce cap, always.

non-nonpartisan on June 9, 2014 at 1:12 PM

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Exactly. How would have handing $10M dollars, cash, to the Waffen SS in 1945 so they could keep the trains running on time gone over with the press?

“No, seriously Hirohito, we’ll be pulling out of Tarawa in 6 months.”

BobMbx on June 9, 2014 at 1:10 PM

And yet, even here on a supposedly conservative blog, not one of the writers and 95 percent of the commentors cannot bring themselves to type the word Treason in connection to Barack Obama, they have been beaten that much into submission.

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Obama and The Regime remaining in office is a national security issue.

“Please, Leave him in !!!!”

——— The Taliban Five

viking01 on June 9, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Come on -Don’t you dummies get it?

King O’Turdhead released those five terrorists in order to reduce GITMO’s carbon footprint, thereby protecting America from the threat of ‘global warming’. Geez – do I have to spell it out for you guys?

Pork-Chop on June 9, 2014 at 1:21 PM

What an idiot

cmsinaz on June 9, 2014 at 1:30 PM

There’s a reason why the quadrennial defense review… identified climate change as one of our most significant national security problems.

I have no idea if that’s even true — and considering Obama is the source, it probably isn’t — but if it is……WTF???? Bitter Clinger on June 9, 2014 at 12:40 PM

It’s true.

There IS of course a reason why they reached this conclusion – Preznit Soetoro told them to produce it. Anyone who doesn’t realize this should go stand in the nearest corner.

Akzed on June 9, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Talk about tone deaf

cmsinaz on June 9, 2014 at 1:31 PM

They GOPe would have to actually oppose those things first. Truth be told, the GOPe are only interested in money, as in how much they can get for themselves.

oscarwilde on June 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

I’ve started calling them the “Cookie Jar Republicans”.

Harbingeing on June 9, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Harbingeing on June 9, 2014 at 1:09 PM

How else to explain “corpseman” – which he said twice? On Two different occasions! Once in a room full of corpsmen. Someone had to have said it properly within earshot on the way to the venue.

Akzed on June 9, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Barack Hussein Obama’s Carbon Pricing Scheme

/Forward

Key West Reader on June 9, 2014 at 1:44 PM

”Which gives you a sense of what happens in a lot of these countries that are just barely hanging on,”

No, what this gives us, is insight into what passes for briefing topics and information during NSA presidential briefings.

Koa on June 9, 2014 at 1:47 PM

THIS is what he’s worried about?

gophergirl on June 9, 2014 at 1:47 PM

I loathe obaka…

ladyingray on June 9, 2014 at 1:56 PM

When people are hungry, when people are displaced, when there are a lot of young people, particularly young men, who are drifting without prospects for the future, the fertility of the soil for terrorism ends up being significant. And it can have an impact on us.”

Sounds like a super-secret meeting with the NSA, DHS, DOJ, and POTUS talking about fly-over country.

BobMbx on June 9, 2014 at 1:04 PM

He keeps telling Americans what he is going to do to us. But Kim Kardashian’s Butt n all that… WAY more important.

Key West Reader on June 9, 2014 at 1:59 PM

I loathe obaka…

ladyingray on June 9, 2014 at 1:56 PM

LMAO! Obaka!

Good to see ya, how have you been??

Key West Reader on June 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM

It’s the climate-change hysteria … that is a National security issue.

The more government tries to change our standard of living “to-save-the-planet”, the less secure we are.

listens2glenn on June 9, 2014 at 2:04 PM

I loathe obaka…

ladyingray on June 9, 2014 at 1:56 PM

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LMAO! Obaka!

Good to see ya, how have you been??

Key West Reader on June 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM

.
Nice to see you, Key West’.

listens2glenn on June 9, 2014 at 2:06 PM

There’s a reason why the quadrennial defense review — [which] the secretary of defense and the Joints Chiefs of Staff work on — identified climate change as one of our most significant national security problems.

I have no idea if that’s even true — and considering Obama is the source, it probably isn’t — but if it is……WTF????

Bitter Clinger on June 9, 2014 at 12:40 PM

As I understand it, Obama has promoted his favorites to top positions in the military, while forcing out those who disagree with him on major issues. So it should be no surprise if the report says exactly what BHO wants it to say for his political purposes.

It also helps explain why the vote of BHO’s advisers was unanimous to okay the deal to trade 5 top Taliban commanders for Bergdahl. Not one vote of dissent, because BHO will not tolerate it.

s1im on June 9, 2014 at 2:08 PM

As I understand it, Obama has promoted his favorites to top positions in the military, while forcing out those who disagree with him on major issues. So it should be no surprise if the report says exactly what BHO wants it to say for his political purposes.

It also helps explain why the vote of BHO’s advisers was unanimous to okay the deal to trade 5 top Taliban commanders for Bergdahl. Not one vote of dissent, because BHO will not tolerate it.

s1im on June 9, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Of course.
Like I said earlier:

Yes – because the JCS is comprised of Generals who appointed directly by the President – and do whatever the President tells them to do. So the QDR very definitely reflects the President’s political whims if he orders those whims included.

dentarthurdent on June 9, 2014 at 12:44 PM

dentarthurdent on June 9, 2014 at 2:12 PM

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