Watching Barack Obama in action at the Paris conference on the phenomenon formerly known as global warming, I have a thought about saving the planet. The planet must be saved from Barack Obama. The man has done enormous damage. We will be living with the consequences for a long time. Living, if we are lucky and if the next president undoes some of the damage he has done. The man is an ideologue as impervious to experience as the worst men who ever lived.
Obama threw away our hard-won victory in Iraq to prove a point.
Obama has empowered the mad mullahs of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He gives new meaning to the concept of “signing bonus,” providing for Iran’s recovery of $100B for its profession of good intentions for a period of years — no signing necessary! Michael Doran explicated Obama’s deep thoughts in the Mosaic essay “Obama’s secret Iran strategy.” The mullahs have repaid Obama’s good deeds for the Islamic Republic of Iran with almost shocking contempt. They have his number.
Obama has empowered Vladimir Putin, as Doran also explains in his current Mosaic essay “Our man in Moscow.” Obama has turned over America’s Middle East policy to Putin. Why would he do that?
The estimable Walter Russell Mead lays responsibility for the Syrian refugee crisis at Obama’s feet in the important American Interest column “President Obama’s cynical refugee ploy.”
All the while, China has been conducting offensive operations against the United States in cyberspace and extending its reach through the creation of artificial islands in the South China Sea. Even the New York Times has taken note.
If they have not taken it already, Obama’s actions and inactions portend an enormous human toll with adverse environmental consequences thrown in for good measure. Yet Obama is in Cloud Cuckooland (White House transcript here, video below) talking about imaginary catastrophes in a far-off future:
The reason is because [sic] this one trend — climate change — affects all trends. If we let the world keep warming as fast as it is, and sea levels rising as fast as they are, and weather patterns keep shifting in more unexpected ways — then before long, we are going to have to devote more and more and more of our economic and military resources not to growing opportunity for our people, but to adapting to the various consequences of a changing planet. This is an economic and security imperative that we have to tackle now. And great nations can handle a lot at once.
Obama takes his cue from Book 3 of Gulliver’s Travels, devoting himself to undoing what the scientists of Laputa sought to do. The scientist of Laputa sought to extract sunbeams from cucumbers. Obama would force sunbeams back into the cucumber — to mitigate the phenomenon formerly known as global warming. Swift! thou shouldst be living at this hour. But this might be beyond the powers of the greatest satirist ever to write in English:
You go down to Miami, and when it’s flooding at high tide on a sunny day fish are swimming through the middle of the streets.
Asked about the shootings in Colorado Springs last week, Obama said this:
I say this every time we’ve got one of these mass shootings: This just doesn’t happen in other countries.
Charles Hurt comments: “He actually said this. In Paris. Not three weeks after gunmen mowed down 129 people enjoying freedom in the French capital.”
Ben Shapiro has identified the top 8 idiotic statements from Obama’s Paris excursion. Ben cut the list too short.
I say: Save the planet…from Barack Obama!