Top Democrat Blames Darfur, 'Black Hawk Down' on Global Warming

Occasionally here at AT, we like to highlight idiocy from officials that is so sublime in its illogic and ignorance that the rest of us just sit there, mouth agape, and wonder at how such a dumb brute could achieve a significant position in government.This is from Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) speaking before a group of kids on Capitol Hill: "In Somalia back in 1993, climate change, according to 11 three- and four-star generals, resulted in a drought which led to famine," said Markey.  "That famine translated to international aid we sent in to Somalia, which then led to the U.S. having to send in forces to separate all the groups that were fighting over the aid, which led to Black Hawk Down. There was this scene where we have all of our American troops under fire because they have been put into the middle of this terrible situation." Um, that's not entirely accurate. Myron Ebell, Director of Global Warming Policy at CEI says that...(Read Full Post)