He has lost it completely…
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who worked as a U.S. Navy Reserve officer, recently made a serious disservice to the Americans who perished battling World War II, claiming that fighting climate change was at least as difficult as battling World War II, and “perhaps even more challenging than that.”
We’ve been having this same conversation for years. I think in order for that to happen, we have to actually unify the country around this project, and that means bringing people to the table who haven’t felt that they’ve been part of the process. I mean, this is the hardest thing that we will have done, certainly in my lifetime, as a country. This is on par with winning World War II; perhaps even more challenging than that.
Does anybody really think we’re going to meet that goal if between now and 2050, we are still at each others’ throats? It’s not gonna happen. We’ve got to figure out a way to rally and that means everybody from cities to farms to the federal government to the international community. I’m prepared to lead us to get that done.
Over 400,000 Americans died in World War II.
Buttigieg worked as a Navy intelligence officer in Afghanistan between early March and mid-September 2014, according to army papers. The Hill reported, “Buttigieg represented ATFC at ‘high level briefings,’ the documents say, and ‘coordinated intelligence sharing and targeting deconfliction’ methods with multiple organizations.” The Hill added, “The documents do not say anything about Buttigieg’s time outside the wire, but military officials who reviewed the documents for The Hill note that he likely did not engage in direct combat, which would have earned him a Navy combat ribbon.”
Buttigieg released a proposal for a strategy on climate change in which he declared breathlessly, “We’re running out of time. Experts tell us that we have 10 years to get on the right path, or global warming will reach catastrophic levels by 2050. For too long, Washington has chosen denial and obstruction.” He stated that certain natural disasters were caused by climate change, writing. “We are already feeling the effects of climate change, whether it’s farmers affected by floods and shorter planting seasons or communities managing storm surges or devastating forest fires.”
Buttigieg surmised that climate change was affecting the military: “Our ability to defend our nation from attack and protect our troops across the globe depends on reliable energy at our military bases. Increasingly extreme weather and sea level rise is already threatening our military’s ability to fight and win our nation’s wars and defend the homeland, with two-thirds of military installations already at increased risk from climate disruption.”
He was predictably keen to join the Paris Agreement writing, “We will take the steps necessary to rejoin the Paris Agreement on the first day in office and make clear to the world that we are ‘back in, and all in.'”
Pete Buttigieg actually compares climate change to fighting in World War II. It’s like they are writing Donald Trump’s campaign ads for him pic.twitter.com/ZttUBafrxY
— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) September 5, 2019