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June 26, 2008

Dems Force Intelligence Agencies to Waste Time on Global Warming Farce

The next time Muslims launch a major terror attack, people will inevitably ask again, why didn't the intelligence community connect the dots? The answer: because they were too busy defending Americans against their own breath.

CO2 is a harmless gas produced by all human activities, including breathing, that is highly beneficial to plant life. It's been found that when our perpetually changing climate warms, there follows a rise in CO2 levels, because the warmth allows for more life, which creates more CO2. Yet liberal ideology dictates that CO2 is bad, so our intelligence agencies have been tasked with investigating the imaginary global warming crisis it has supposedly caused. From yesterday's The Corner:

This morning, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Permanent Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming held a joint hearing on a "National Intelligence Assessment" on global climate change. This analysis was ordered by the Democratic Congress last year and was issued a few weeks ago. […]
In response to a question by Global Warming Committee member Greg Walden (R-OR), the Intelligence Community admitted they had "low to medium confidence" in the accuracy of this estimate because intelligence officers lack the expertise to write such an estimate (it was mostly contracted out to other organizations) and climate change science is so uncertain. […]
Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Peter Hoekstra asked what intelligence was used for this estimate and whether intelligence collection requirements were prepared. National Intelligence Council Chairman Thomas Fingar said no clandestine intelligence was used and that intelligence officers extrapolated what would happen if the "mid-level estimates" by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were correct. When Hoekstra asked why the U.S. Intelligence Community would write a major analysis of low to medium confidence that contained no intelligence, Fingar answered, "because you [Congress] told us to."

There you have it — the Democrat conception of national security. Meanwhile, liberals' al Qaeda beneficiaries are busily figuring out how to turn Manhattan into a mushroom cloud.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin; on a tip from Burning Hot.

Posted by Van Helsing at June 26, 2008 7:00 AM

Comments

I don't know about the rest of you, but I feel much safer now!

Heck, time to go out and buy a gun.

Posted by: Pam at June 26, 2008 7:36 AM


Welcome to Bizarro-World.

Posted by: Cluebat from Exodar at June 26, 2008 7:40 AM

Get used to it when the messiah(pbuh) gets in the white house and the dhimmi's have a fillibuster proof majority in the senate we will go back to the pre 9/11 world view that terrorism is a law enforcement problem and we don't need to have an intel service or a military since all we have to do is talk to them and all will be right in the world.

Posted by: Oldcrow at June 26, 2008 8:46 AM

Sheesh! CO2 comes in beer, for pete's sakes.
Remember what Ben Franklin said,"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy".
I'm going with Ben, and God, on this one.

Posted by: Mockinbird at June 26, 2008 9:34 AM

So Peter Hoesktra is saying he wants an analysis with high confidence...don't we all! But come on, you can't just demand it and expect it to magically appear.

If using the projections based on IPCC data doesn't give you a warm fuzzy about it's accuracy, well doesn't that tell you something? Hello!!

I think they got the answer, they just didn't like it. The answer is, the science is far from settled, and to make a projection based on unsettled science isn't exactly going to give you high confidence.

Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at June 26, 2008 11:05 AM

And while we're on the subject... a funny post about this. I've linked to this blog before, I know.


Think about the sheer implausibility of this. The idea that humans have made the entire planet hotter, so hot that all the ice will melt and raise sea levels, killing millions. Whether it's true or not, it's certainly incredible. Doesn't a claim that incredible require some pretty incredible proof? Before you believe something as astounding as that, wouldn't you want to think that there's not 31,000 scientists in this country alone who disagree with it? You know the old maxim, "Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary proof." If the media were all clamoring that bigfoot or aliens are real, you wouldn't just go along with it, right? You'd want some hard evidence.

But does the average person care? No. They take this astounding idea for truth, yet debate endlessly over the most minute bits of trivia. People will spend more time researching or debating nearly everything in their lives than they do for something as monumental as this.

Terrorists fly planes into the World Trade Center, it's seen live on worldwide television, yet people line up to debate whether or not it was all a government plot. "Don't believe everything you're told", they will say. Yet tell those same people about Global Warming, and they not only believe it, but literally denounce all debate and put all disbelievers in the same category as Holocaust Deniers.

Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at June 26, 2008 11:14 AM

Dang, my html didn't work. Those bottom three paragraphs were clipped from the article, they were supposed to show up in blue. Oh well, can't have everything in life...where would you put it?

Posted by: NudeGayWhalesForJesus at June 26, 2008 11:19 AM

this was done for a blind confirmation. the intelligence agencies will basically look at anything you give them, but they will not ascertain if your position is false, wrong, or that kind of assessment. what they will do is analyse based on whether that assertion is correct. in this way they are not correcting politicians thinking, but they are instead providing them with what happens next assesment on what they are told to look at.

so if they come to them and ask for an assesment on pink elephants, they will take the information that they are provided and then tell them as to the implications of pink elephants as if they exist.

a better example would be a national assesment on space aliens. they would not determine whether space aliens existed, they would determine what the outcomes are to the question of what would happen.

i hope i explained that in a way that is understandable.

Posted by: Artfldgr at June 26, 2008 3:28 PM

NudeGayWhalesForJesus, I wouldn't be entirely sure that the average person goes along with AGW. Over in the UK (which admittedly does not have Gore[y] all the time) where the government as well as the media pushes AGW a recent survey showed what, fourteen percent thought the whole thing was real while the rest said they figured it to be a way for the gummint to increase taxes and/or surveillance (I didn`t even know rubbish bins with electronic tags measuring type and weight of rubbish were stock manufacture until recent stories about them not working).

Posted by: teqjack at June 26, 2008 5:36 PM

Time for this old Michael Ramirez cartoon again.

Posted by: BURNING HOT at June 26, 2008 8:50 PM

Don't be idiotic, people. I am a Christian conservative, pro-gun NRA and JPFO member, pro-life constitutionalist. I am also an intelligence professional and former Army Ranger. I understand more precisely than any desk jockey googler or arm chair patriot the problems in the world right now. Yes, the wold is getting hotter and the weather is changing because of it. What is causing it? How the hell should I know? I am a spook, not a scientist. But I think we are helping it. To use a denier's logic, too much oxygen is not bad for us. Bull shit. Most of what we breath is actually nitrogen - this is primarily a nitrogen planet with about 30% oxygen. Too much CO2 or any other gas that effects the atmospheric balance IS BAD. Not to mention the carcinogens released from exhaust that we inhale; that is another can of worms. But back to the subject at hand. You can be an ignorant jack ass and jump in the government's shit for planning for a worst case scenario. Or you can wonder why in the hell the CIA and DIA didn't see it coming when a continent wide water war breaks out in South America and we are flooded with enough illegal aliens that we will be praying for the mere 20 million we have right now. Imagine what THAT would do to our economy... So you know it all commentators and bloggers run your fucking mouth, and I will do the geopolitical analyzing, OK? I homeless guy shouldn't criticize a lawyers case and a lawyer shouldn't tell a homeless guy how to keep warm at night. Talk about what you know - speculation only makes know it alls look ignorant.

Posted by: Intel-Spook at June 29, 2008 7:13 AM

riiiiight.

Posted by: Thulsa Doom at June 30, 2008 1:36 PM