Via CNS News:

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) says Defense Sec. Panetta has more important things to do than “waste his time” promoting “Pres. Obama’s global warming fantasies.”

Inhofe, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and Senior Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today responded to remarks made this week by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta at an event sponsored by a far-left environmental group.

Secretary Panetta reportedly said, “In the 21st century, reality is that there are environmental threats that constitute threats to our national security” and vowed that the Pentagon will take a leading role in shifting the way the U.S. uses energy.

“I’ve always thought a lot of Secretary Panetta — therefore, I can’t believe he caved in to President Obama in trying to legitimize global warming alarmism,” Senator Inhofe said. “Every assertion he made is right out of Al Gore’s now debunked science fiction movie.

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