I can do nothing but sit back and scratch my head about these remarks from another of our clueless leaders. I mean these comments ranks right up there with the need for "safer bullets". While our enemies are attacking us with AK-47's and rocket propelled grenade launchers, we are to face them with more clubs and knives to save our environment.
Army’s “Carbon Footprint” Taints War Effort
By John Semmens
Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Az) took Afghan Commander, General David Petraeus, to task for what she characterized as “willful disregard of the environmental impact of our war effort.”
“There is no policy, no plan to minimize carbon emissions in our military activities,” Giffords charged. “Bombs are dropped and bullets are fired without considering the environmental impact.”
Giffords insisted that she was “not demanding an immediate halt to current military operations in the Middle East. I’m just saying that battle plans should include an environmental impact assessment as a regular part of the process before attacks are launched.”
She also suggested that the Army “put more emphasis on less environmentally damaging methods, like stabbing or clubbing enemy forces in order to minimize the carbon output.”