On Climate Change, Congress Shows a Lack of Intelligence

By May 11, 2007General

File this under “only in Washington,” but we ran across a piece in the National Journal’s Congress Daily by Chris Strohm, reporting that the the Dems have inserted in the FY 08 intelligence authorization bill a provision that would “require a national estimate on how global climate change affects U.S. national security interests.” Seriously. We don’t make this stuff up. In the continuing Coyote vs. Roadrunner debate over global warming, the climate jihadists are trying to shoehorn the topic into everything. But the intelligence authorization bill? “There are other parts of government better suited to doing this type of study,” said Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). He’s right, but it’s not clear that the rest of the Congress will agree.

If it’s an open, honest, science-based discussion you’re expecting on climate change, the intelligence authorization bill isn’t where you’re likely to find it.