It was just this past week that the Obama administration proclaimed the war on terror to be over. Though it is a bonehead thing to say while we still have troops in Afghanistan, Panetta just made news with his own bonehead thing to say.
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta calls global warming the new national security threat..
“The area of climate change has a dramatic impact on national security,” Panetta announced at a reception hosted by the Environmental Defense Fund. “Rising sea levels, severe droughts, the melting of the polar caps, the more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.”
But probably what upsets me the most is the fact that he vows to invest “more than a billion dollars in more efficient aircraft and aircraft engines, in hybrid electric drives for our ships, in improved generators, in microgrids for combat bases and combat vehicle energy-efficient programs.”
We saw how horrible the Chevy Volt performed. Why are we interjecting the Green Movement into our military equipment? The only thing that should factor into the production of our military equipment is quality. We should not make any cutbacks due to the environmental movement or costs.
If we need it, let’s produce it the best in the world.