Friday, May 04, 2007

Dems Concept of Intelligence Funding Needs

This is truly bizarre:
Intelligence panel Chairman Silvestre Reyes, Texas Democrat, said the climate-change study is one of several shifts his party has made to intelligence policy.
"We're concerned that global warming might impact our ability to maintain national security," he told The Times, describing the idea as "cutting edge."
"We want to get feedback from the intelligence community to understand if there are possible global issues," Mr. Reyes said, noting the change was on the advice of "several former military commanders."
The panel voted 11-9 to keep the provision that directs a National Intelligence Estimate "on the anticipated geopolitical effects of global climate change and the implications of such effects on the national security of the United States," according to a Republican staffer familiar with the bill.
An intelligence estimate on global warming? How about spending the intelligence dollars on enemies or potential enemies? Global warming has more than enough studies in process, why divert intelligence dollars for another global warming study?

I guess this is when "cutting edge" proves to be exceptionally stupid.

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