"Most of the Bad Things that Happen to America Come from U.N.," declared Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) in an exclusive interview with "The Right Views."
Discussing climate change politics, Sen. Inhofe argued that the United Nations has its own agenda, which is usually contrary to best interests of the United States:
"Right Views" Editor Craig Bannister: Now, the Democrat Platform says, “We affirm the science of climate change,” and later in the platform it says “Our opponents have moved so far to the right as to doubt the science of climate change.” Is the issue of climate change really a right or left issue?
Sen. James Inhofe: No, it’s a right or wrong issue. Because - let’s keep in mind, if you remember, and a lot of people have forgotten this - this whole thing started with the Kyoto Treaty. And that was back with Clinton-Gore. They came back 20 years ago from the thing, and they said, “You know, we’re gonna have to do something.” Well, they at that time were talking about the science.
But, let’s keep in mind, the longest chapter in my book is the chapter showing the genesis of what this is all about. It was the United Nations.
Now, I know this is going a long way around the barn. I know you understand this, Craig, but I want you to pass this out to other people: that the United Nations - and I’ve gone so far to say that most of the bad things that happen to America come from United Nations - they are very rarely looking out after our interests.
“And so, back when John Bolton was with them and was our representative at the United Nations, we would send stuff to him every time the United Nations came out with a program that was contrary to the interests of the United States. And we would say, ‘We, the underlying Senators are going to stop our contribution to the United Nations if you don’t rescind this position that’s not in the best interests of the United States.’
“Well that outraged them; they don’t want to be answerable or accountable to anyone. So, they - that’s what the beginning of this thing - it actually started before this - but it started big time in 1992.
“If they can convince the American people by putting together the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the IPCC - that’s the United Nations - a group of scientists that can convince people that it was actually going to happen, that global warming was happening at that time, and we’re all going to die because of global warming, then they would then be the beneficiary of it because their plan put together the United Nations as the body that would oversee combating climate change.
“So, that’s an oversimplification of a very long chapter in my book, “The Greatest Hoax,” that people should be looking at, and looking at with interest, because it all came from the United Nations.”