The most ignorant man in every room he enters

From The Age, ‘Bigger threat than terrorism’: Barack Obama signals Australia, India and China must improve on climate change:

The US President argued that the problem of climate change had surpassed terrorism as the biggest threat to life on Earth.

“For all the immediate challenges that we gather to address this week – terrorism, instability, inequality, disease – there’s one issue that will define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other, and that is the urgent and growing threat of a changing climate,” Mr Obama said.

The most ignorant man in every room he enters, not just because he is astonishingly devoid of much if any useful knowledge, but also because of the circles he travels in where everyone has earned their positions because of what they know. The UN is filled with total climate sceptics. Whatever they may say in public, there is not one country in which such beliefs are seriously harboured by almost anyone at the highest levels of political decision making. And it is not just Obama’s beliefs on climate that are so bizarrely empty but on almost every topic of importance today. Obama may be near unique in his ignorance of so much, or more likely, is simply trying to create as much damage to the West as possible with not a personal belief in sight.

And no sooner do I put this post together, but up on Drudge I find this: Obama’s breathtaking naivete at the United Nations.

President Obama on Wednesday delivered a speech at the United Nations filled with his usual soaring rhetoric of global collectivism and the importance of “international norms.” But the president also displayed a shocking naivete about global affairs, religion, Islam — a Pollyannaish interpretation on the state of the world and America’s role in it.

You can read it all but if you don’t know these things already you probably never will.

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