Even though Islamic State militants just overran Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s second-largest province and just 70 miles from Baghdad, President Obama told Coast Guard Academy graduates Wednesday that climate change is a threat to America’s national 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 while delivering a commencement address.
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And while Obama does little about events on the ground in Iraq, he cautioned the graduates that it’s “a dereliction of duty” to do nothing about climate change, according to Fox News.
As a humanitarian crisis unfolds in the Middle East, the hypocrisy was too much for some social media users, who responded to a tweet posted by the president from his new “personal” Twitter account.
Here is Obama’s tweet, and a tweet from the Daily Mail documenting the human suffering in Iraq.
An honor to address the Coast Guard class of 2015. Confident they’ll help us meet big challenges like climate change. pic.twitter.com/1z4fteA1YJ
— President Obama (@POTUS) May 20, 2015
Thousands flee Ramadi on foot as Iraqi government begs for volunteers to help fight ISIS http://t.co/9A9D2nqrHZpic.twitter.com/y3ZZV2ymAf
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 20, 2015
And here is a sampling of the responses from Twitter:
@POTUS Ramadi fell, Yemen, Syria and Afghanistan are a mess and you’re touting the hoax of climate change. What’s wrong with you?
— Terry Duke (@TDuke7) May 20, 2015
@TDuke7 @POTUS There aren’t enough psych couches to explain his idiocy. There’s rigid ideology & then there’s bitter clinger ideology.
— Lisa (@Flyingright1) May 20, 2015
@Flyingright1 @POTUS unfortunately we’re stuck with his bitter clinger ideology for another year and a half
— Terry Duke (@TDuke7) May 20, 2015
Climate Change just took over the town of Ramadi & is headed for Baghdad, please take cover #ISIS #coastguard #Obama
— MarieTweets☕️ (@mkues65) May 20, 2015
MT @mkues65 Hope and Change just took over the town of Ramadi & is headed for Baghdad, please take cover #ISIS #coastguard #Obama
— Richard DeCamp (@richdecamp) May 20, 2015
@mkues65 @Oxco Climate change a threat to America? Obama is so full of it. He’s gonna get us nuked long before the seas rise. No worries
— Paul Izzo (@PaulIzzo2) May 21, 2015
@Ransoms_Note Ooooh….the “climate” changed. The winds of Sharia blew through. We OWNED that city. Bought it in blood. — bushmonkey (@TexasBushman) May 20, 2015
@NoahWehrman @MailOnline “Climate Change” is the new secret word for Islamic Terrorism?
— Demo Crat (@BlueStaterDemoc) May 20, 2015
@NoahWehrman @BarneyFranken @MailOnline Yeah – I heard those AK-47 rounds can be pretty hot when they’re on the way towards you….
— Marvin the Martian (@the_kaboom) May 21, 2015
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