Not content with being unable to fight the kind of enemies that carry guns and bombs and behead Americans in desert sands, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday is unveiling a war on Mother Nature.
At a summit of military leaders in Peru, Hagel plans to announce a Pentagon plan to fight the grand liberal boogeyman of climate change, according to The Associated Press.
Mainly, Hagel told reporters during a week’s travel in South America, it will mean more social work activities for the most powerful military the world has ever known. In the Hagel Defense Department, fighting takes a back seat to nation-building to deal with bad weather.
“If you take just the one element of climate change, potential threats as sea levels rise; the coasts of countries, islands, present obvious security challenges for stability, security, national defense institutions,” Hagel said, according to AP.
“When there is any natural disaster event that occurs, there always is some element of a security risk; law and order, individuals attempting to take advantage of those catastrophes, adjusting to shifts in security requirements.”
There aren’t many grounds for optimism. So far, the defense secretary who pleaded his way to confirmation by his former Senate colleagues by whimpering nonsense like “I won’t be in a policy-making position” has been a disaster for the men and women under his command and the country as a whole.
When he wasn’t overseeing a precipitous decline in the size of the United States armed forces under President Obama, he’s spent his 18 months in office pushing the president’s agenda on gays in the military, deciding that not one Pentagon employee could be spared during last fall’s government shutdown and trying to root out any vestige of girlie pictures on American military bases.
In short, he’s a perfect defense secretary for Obama; he’s a buffoon.
And now he’s going to take on the weather.
Few expect it to go well.
We have ISIS slaughtering their way across the Middle East, and Chuck Hagel is warning about climate change. http://t.co/fvuAbMXapU
— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) October 12, 2014
According to WeaselZippers…. Chuck Hagel will also detail a new offensive to stop Bigfoot’s reign of terror. — I’m ur huckleberry (@jeanniemcbride) October 13, 2014
Not everyone’s laughing.
Getting Dems out in November won’t get the dumbest defense secretary in American history out of the Pentagon. But it was the Democrat Senate that confirmed him, so it’s a start.
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