A lot to discuss, namely the on going saga of Syria. What to do? I don’t really see any good option, but I do see Obama painted into a corner by his rhetoric and a lot of Democrats conveniently forgetting their objections to our last excursion. What was their criticism back then? That Iraq was not an imminent threat, that we did not build a coalition, and that we did not have an exit strategy. Well I am pretty sure that all of those finer points apply this time around, but funny enough, there’s no mention of those details. In fact I heard Eugene Robinson say the other day that it was good thing that that British Parliament voted against action, because that frees up Obama to act without them. Strange, don’t ya think?
And here’s an olive branch to my AGW opponents. There is no need to get hostile over such disagreement. There is actually some recent evidence that the earth may be entering a cooling period – hence climate change, something we all agree on. What we also agree on is that our society does need to transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy platform, but that platform has to be economically viable, mass produceable and sustainable and in my opinion, the private sector, entrepreneurialism, and the free market forces of supply and demand will turn out the best alternative and in the quickest time frame. So let’s dispense with the “convenient consensus” of government funded scientists, the carbon credit profit center that Al Gore has going, and the high emotion of the “save the polar bear clubs”, and let’s continue to study the impact of our fossil fuel based energy platform, and that of the Sun as it translates to that change so that we can continue to be good stewards of our planet.
Have a great weekend.