Tea Party climate change deniers funded by BP and other major polluters<quoted text>
You do know that all Flag Officers (generals and admirals) are 1) appointed by the president and 2) confirmed by the Senate. As a result you get very few Loony-Lefties or Radical-Righties but you do get a lot of political moderates of which about a half lean-left and the other have lean-right.
Ergo, you will get some flag officer who will endorse Democrats and some who will endorse Republicans.
Midterm election campaigns of Tea Party favorites DeMint and Inhofe have received over $240,000 / 24 October 2010 / http://tinyurl.com/33n3xvq
BP and several other big European companies are funding the midterm election campaigns of Tea Party favourites who deny the existence of global warming or oppose Barack Obama's energy agenda, the Guardian has learned.
An analysis of campaign finance by Climate Action Network Europe (Cane) found nearly 80% of campaign donations from a number of major European firms were directed towards senators who blocked action on climate change. These included incumbents who have been embraced by the Tea Party such as Jim DeMint, a Republican from South Carolina, and the notorious climate change denier James Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma.
Military Panel: Climate Change Threatens U.S. National Security
WASHINGTON, DC, April 16, 2007 (ENS)/ http://tinyurl.com/2p8mhs
- Global climate change presents a serious national security threat that could affect Americans at home, impact U.S. military operations, and heighten global tensions, finds a study released today by a blue-ribbon panel of 11 of the most senior retired U.S. admirals and generals.
Climate change, national security and energy dependence are a related set of global challenges that will add to tensions even in stable regions of the world, found the panel, known as the Military Advisory Board.
"We will pay for this one way or another," said retired Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni, former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East. "We will pay to reduce greenhouse gas emissions today, and we'll have to take an economic hit of some kind. Or, we will pay the price later in military terms. And that will involve human lives. There will be a human toll."
"The U.S. should commit to a stronger national and international role to help stabilize climate changes at levels that will avoid significant disruption to global security and stability," the Military Advisory Board recommends.
Retired U.S. Marine Corps General Anthony Zinni is a former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command.
Retired U.S. Army General Gordon Sullivan is a former Army chief of staff.
Retired Navy Vice Admiral Richard Truly was NASA administrator from 1989 to 1992 and then served as director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Retired Admiral Joseph Lopez is one of two flag officers in the history of the U.S. Navy who have achieved four-star rank after direct commission from enlisted service.
Retired Air Force General Charles "Chuck" Wald is a command pilot with more than 430 combat hours over Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Iraq and Bosnia.
Retired Navy Admiral Joseph Prueher was U.S. ambassador to China from November 1999 to May 2001.
Retired Vice Admiral Paul G. Gaffney II now is the president of Monmouth University in New Jersey.