Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Inconvenient Truth of Osama Bin Laden

(Originally posted on NRO - The Corner by my husband)
This isn't the first time OBL has condemned America for contributing to global warming. I wrote the following in The Really Inconvenient Truths:
Perhaps Al Gore could take a lesson from one unlikely convert to the cause of global warming alarmism. In his September 2007 rant from the cave, Osama bin Laden repeated what many liberal environmentalists believe:
The life of all mankind is in danger because of global warming resulting to a large degree from the emissions of the factories of the major corporations; yet despite that, the representative of these corporations in the White House insists on not observing the Kyoto accord, with the knowledge that the statistics speak of the death and displacement of millions of human beings because of global warming, especially in Africa.
Now, unlike Gore, Osama is walking the walk. As my colleague Myron Ebell pointed out, he’s cut down on his air travel, telecommutes from home, and it appears he doesn’t use a car at all. Myron concludes, “Osama appears to have adopted the ideal radical environmentalist lifestyle down to the very last detail — it really is back to the cave.”
And to those confused about OBL's views on oil, he wants it to remain in the ground in Islamic lands for future Islamic use. According to his logic, selling it to the West, even for exorbitant sums, is selling the family silver.

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