Has Al Gore been lying to us – again?

Al Gore states emphatically, “The science on global warming is settled.” Mr. Gore assures us “The debate in the scientific community is over.”

“Our home – Earth – is in grave danger. What is at risk of being destroyed is not the planet itself, of course, but the conditions that have made it hospitable for human beings,” warned the Goracle to Senate Foreign Relations Committee yesterday. “I urge the Congress to quickly pass the entirety of President Obama’s recover package,” said Gore as an icy winter storm gripped half the nation.

In President Obama’s stimulus package which passed the House yesterday without a single Republican vote calls for $400 million for global warming research and another $2.4 billion for “carbon-capture demonstration projects.”

If the science on global warming is settled and  the debate in the scientific community is over, why do we need $400 million to research a “science” whose conclusions have already been stated as fact?

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3 Responses to Has Al Gore been lying to us – again?

  1. markdowe says:

    Barack Obama should do a good job in reversing some of the dreadful foreign policies imposed by George W Bush. Mr. Obama has made a good start with the intended closure of Guantanamo Bay and the special military trials of suspects being held without charge and, as the President made clear during his inauguration speech intends to remove US protectionism in helping the poorer countries of the world. He needs to be given time, typically the first 100 days in office, before he can really be judged.

  2. markdowe says:

    Woops, sorry. That post should have gone to the subject concerning Barack Obama.

  3. David says:

    Michael,

    Thank you for your comment.

    Obama’s order to close Guantanamo within a year does not address the problem of what to do with those detainees that cannot be expatriated but who the courts have determined can be properly detained.

    Despite the diplomatic cost incurred over Guantanamo, it is ideally suited to house captured enemy combatants. It is under U.S. control, far removed from any battlefield, isolated from civilian populations and easily secured. Guantanamo presents no “host nation” or “not in my backyard” issues. And it is those issues that make closing Guantanamo unfeasible and unlikely.

    In his inaugural speech, President Obama did “pledge [to the people of poor nations] to work alongside you to make your farms flourish and let clean waters flow, to nourish starved bodies and feed hungry minds,” but what president does not promise this, though perhaps not in such flowing terms?

    More substantive was his declaration that “America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman and child who seek a future of peace and dignity…” which is nothing more than an extenuation of the Bush Doctrine that freedom is the right of every person and the future of every nation. As Bush said in his 2003 State of the Union address, “The liberty we prize is not America’s gift to the world; it is God’s gift to humanity.”

    The Obama campaign rhetoric of Bush shredding the Constitution, FISA, Patriot Act, Iraq, rendition, Guantanamo, torture, etc., became a non sequitur when Obama followed it with, “all that stays the same for now.” With over seven years without another terrorist attack, tossing aside every Bush policy is a risk Obama is not willing to take.

    To Obama’s credit, when is the last time we heard a Democrat admit that “our nation is at war” and promise to “defeat” American enemies?

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