NRO's Jay Nordlinger
looks quite emotional (emphasis mine):
In my opinion, the uses of global warming in the Katrina aftermath have been despicable - you know, Haley Barbour is responsible for the devastation in his state, because he urged the Bush administration to reject the Kyoto Protocol. That kind of thing. You don't know whether to be amazed or depressed.
What is so depictable and depressing about worrying about future? Who is possibly hurt by these talks? Only reckless politicians and pundits? Big corporations?
What about news like this - warming forces soil to release more carbon, which causes more warming, etc? Can we ever control and stabilize CO2 increase? Is hot weather is a big friend of personal freedom or something?
A brief word about George W. Bush, and the tendency to pin Katrina on him. I always thought one of the cruelest terms ever invented was "Hooverville." A Hooverville, as you know, was a camp for the destitute during the Depression. There was never a more humane man in politics than our 31st president, Herbert Hoover. And to do that to him...
I thought about this when I heard that some people were referring to flooded New Orleans as "Lake George."
Oh really?! How it come that the most "humane" or "compassionate" presidents cause most missery in the world? Above all and foremost, do we have to pitty a single president when thousands suffer because of his attitude?..
I mean, you can read all that column, and by every single remark, if you try to comprehend the underlying sentiment, you see only one worry - well-doing of a Dear Leader. Humanity or "improper" leaders may or should be damned. All republic or civilization exists for the purpose of a blessed ruller, or the best possible life of a few. Isn't it an ancient sentiment?