The intelligence community (you know, the people we spend $40 billion a year supporting) issued a report yesterday on the security risks posed by the effects of global warming. The result were fairly obvious: if people become homeless, destitute and hungry because of climate change, they may get unruly. Shocking really, that starving people might cause trouble for the status quo.
Our own Ottawa County Congressman Pete Hoekstra was quoted on NPR apologizing to the intelligence community for having been forced (by the Democrats, of course) to waste their time thinking about the consequences of global warming. I mean, $40 billion can only go so far and they really should be concentrating on tapping American telephones so they can find Osama Bin Laden (golly, is he still at large?).
I'm glad Pete is so carefully focused on the past and doesn't want us to think about what might happen in the future. It's this backward-looking thinking that has made American the great country it is.