Boxer: Greatest national security threat is carbon dioxide

GLENN: I’ve got to play Barbara Boxer because just when you think these people are completely out of touch, then you hear Barbara Boxer and then you are like, you know what?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: They got it going on. Here’s Barbara Boxer.

BOXER: A host of quotes from our national security experts who tell us that carbon pollution leading to climate change will be, over the next 20 years, the leading cause of conflict, putting our troops in harm’s way and that’s why we have so many returning veterans who want us to move forward and address this issue.

PAT: I love that because there’s no facts there, there’s no figures, there’s no stats. She’s just throwing out some baseless generalities, you know, that all the troops that are returning really want us to take care of this problem because they know more than terrorism, more than threats from other nations —

GLENN: Global warming.

PAT: It’s carbon. Carbon is their main enemy that they fear.

GLENN: Wait, wait, wait. Can I tell you something? I can make a hasty generalization here that may be more plausible.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: That our troops come home from the desert. You tell me which one’s more plausible. You make the choice. Which one’s more plausible? Our troops come home and they have been fighting a war in, you know, in the Middle East, seemingly for no apparent reason, you know, to these guys in congress, and they come back and they say, "You know, why don’t we maybe have our own energy supply so we don’t have to go over to that nightmare part of the world anymore and be beholden to them and fight a war for oil."

PAT: No.

GLENN: You think so?

PAT: No.

GLENN: It’s more likely to —

PAT: No.

GLENN: Let me give you the other scenario.

STU: She was very specific, though. She said —

PAT: She said they are all coming back.

STU: Well, she said so many of them.

PAT: So many of them are coming back.

STU: So she gave us a specific number.

GLENN: Here’s the specific — here’s the other choice.

PAT: All right.

GLENN: We just got back from Iraq and let me tell you something.

PAT: It’s hot.

GLENN: It is hot and global warming is going to be the leading cause of conflict and that’s why, please, pass this carbon exchange program.

PAT: That’s exactly.

GLENN: Cap and trade, please, don’t let another man die for anything other than the carbon exchange.

PAT: Carbon, carbon, yeah.

STU: Well, you guys know like when it’s a hot summer afternoon how testy you get when you don’t have air conditioning. You get testy with your family, you get into some fights. That’s the conflict that’s coming.

PAT: Yes.

STU: That conflict is coming to the world. That’s why so many soldiers are coming back and saying that.

PAT: And when it is hot and humid outside, I always blame. I don’t think that two million degree burning orb in the guy, that’s just stupid.

STU: Those are flat earthers.

PAT: I think carbon, this damn carbon today is making things so hot! And so humid! I can barely stand it.

GLENN: Hang on just a second. May I just say this, may I just say this. I think we have our answer but I just ask this question. How many returning vets do you think approach after they come out of the Iraq or Afghanistan war and approach Barbara Boxer?

PAT: So many of them.

GLENN: For solutions to anything related to war or national security.

STU: So many. So many. You can’t count them, there’s so many.

PAT: She couldn’t count them, there were so many.

GLENN: Really? She couldn’t count them?

PAT: That’s why she couldn’t put an actual figure to it?

GLENN: So many.

PAT: So many, so many do that, you know. So —

GLENN: So many.

PAT: So many.

GLENN: Okay. Well, I think that says it all.