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Congressional Representative asked General Petraeus about carbon
emissions reduction in the war on terror-
Summary of the eRumor: This is a forwarded email that
says U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona asked US Army
General David Petraeus what he was doing to reduce carbon emissions in
the war on terror.
The Truth: There was a House Armed
Services Committee hearing that was held in Washington D.C. on June 16, 2010 and
according to the official video transcript U.S.
Congressional Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona asked General
David Petraeus about the utilization of renewable energy technology in
U.S. bases in Afghanistan. The Congresswoman did not inquire about carbon emission reduction but
asked the Commander of U.S. Central Command in Afghanistan about the
implementation of hydro and solar energy systems to reduce our nation's need
Giffords' question appears shortly after 2:58:00 in the House Armed
Services Committee archived video on the official House Armed Services
Committee web site.
Click for video transcript.
A real example of the eRumor as it has
appeared on the Internet:
This question was asked by the 8th District U.S.
Congressional Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona. This is what
is seriously wrong with Congress.
You will simply not believe this. Our 8th District US Congressional
representative, the Hon. Gabrielle Giffords, in a meeting of the House
Armed Services Committee, asked General David Petraeus the following
question: "General Petraeus, what are you doing to reduce carbon
emissions in the war on terror?"
Wow. I had to read, and re-read this several times to believe it. Folks,
there are American sons & daughters dying every week on the foreign
battlefields of southwest Asia. The nation is completely bankrupt and -
quite literally, borrowing 43 cents for every dollar in federal
spending. We have the largest environmental disaster in the nation's
history in the Gulf of Mexico , and we have Mexican drug armies invading
our nation. And yet ... A member of Congress from Arizona 's 8th
congressional district took the time to ask our battlefield commander
what he is doing to curb carbon emissions in the war.
Gabrielle Gifford is the poster-child for what is wrong with the US
Congress. We are being led by imbeciles. To the rest of America reading
this blog, and to Gen. Petraeus if this e-mail makes it to your inbox -
my sincerest apologies for the stupid question asked of you by my US
congressional representative. General - I am sure you have better things
to worry about than carbon emissions on the battlefield. I assure you,
as a registered voter in Arizona 's 8th congressional district, I will
do everything I can to ensure Rep. Gifford is voted out of office in
November, and I pray you'll get back to business of fighting the war on
terror without worrying about such petty and nonsensical matters as your
carbon footprint in the war.
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