Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) has announced to National Review
that he will be personally leading a "truth squad" to the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference, where he will make it clear to international leaders not to believe that the United States will pass legislation to deal with the issue.
"Now, I want to make sure that those attending the Copenhagen conference know what is really happening in the United States Senate," said Inhofe. "Some people, like Senator Barbara Boxer, will tell the conference, with Waxman-Markey having passed in the House, that they can anticipate that some kind of bill will pass EPW."
It's nice to see how seriously foreign policy is taken these days -- when a member of the political minority will send his own delegation to an international conference, in order to undermine the government and tell other countries that they can't work with the United States.
Inhofe is, of course, the top global warming denier in Congress. "With all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all of the phony science, could it be that man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people?" he famously declared in 2003
. "It sure sounds like it." And he's kept it up ever since -- in 2006
, he compared people who believe in global warming to "the Third Reich, the big lie," and in 2009
he has said: "If global warming really exists, tell that to the people of Oklahoma. We had the largest snowstorm in the history of Marches, three days ago."