Once again President Obama proved that he believes Americans are really stupid. Discussing the threat of climate change with noted “climatologist” Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, on Monday. President Obama bloviated that “powerful” studies suggest “the droughts that happened in Syria contributed to the unrest and the Syrian civil war, and those droughts were caused by climate change.
“There’s already some really interesting work — not definitive but powerful — showing that the droughts that happened in Syria contributed to the unrest and the Syrian civil war. Well, if you start magnifying that across a lot of states, a lot of nation states that already contain a lot of poor people who are just right at the margins of survival, this becomes a national security issue. And, that’s why even as we have members of Congress who scoff at climate change at the same time as they are saluting and wearing flag pins and extolling their patriotism they’re not paying attention to our Joints Chief of Staff and the Pentagon who are saying this is one of the most significant national security threats that we face over the next fifty years.”
There only one problem with the president’s claims…
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