O'Reilly: Speaking to Military Grads About Climate Change 'Borders on Delusion'
In his Talking Points Memo tonight, Bill O'Reilly sounded off on President Barack Obama's commencement address on global climate change to the graduating class at the Coast Guard Academy.
Speaking in Connecticut yesterday, Obama said that climate change is a serious threat to global security.
“I’m here today to say that climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and – make no mistake – it will impact how our military defends our country,” Obama said.
O'Reilly said that the president believes that events such as the drought in Nigeria "create instability" and makes it easier for groups like Boko Haram to gain support.
"If folks don't have enough water or food they become disenchanted and may turn to harmful groups that promise change," O'Reilly stated. "That's what Mr. Obama believes."
"The Factor" host said that Obama contends "that the U.S. continues to downgrade ISIS," despite Ramadi falling to the terrorist group. O'Reilly said that Obama does acknowledge there have been "setbacks."
O'Reilly stated that all presidents should deal with problems in the here and now.
"I mean it's fine to want a cleaner planet. I do. And it's good to explore ways to eliminate harmful emissions. Every sane person supports that," he said. "But to tell a group of military graduates that climate change is a defense priority borders on delusion."
O'Reilly stated that most Americans understand that Obama has an "aversion to using U.S. power to right wrongs in the world."
"Yes, he gave the order to get Bin Laden and he uses drones to kill terror leaders. I give him credit for that," O'Reilly said. "But the Middle East is aflame, yet there's the president is urging the Coast Guard and other military branches to contemplate climate change."
Watch the full Memo above.
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