Monday, September 9, 2013

Hey Barack, Give back that Nobel Peace Prize

Obama nobel peace prize Imaage courtesy of wikipedia.
“…If Obama won’t return the peace prize, then the Nobel Committee should revoke it….”

A Swedish journalist queried of Obama last week, “…could you describe the dilemma to being a Nobel Peace Prize winner and getting ready to attack Syria?”

Immediately, referring the reporter to his acceptance speech of the Nobel Peace Prize, shamelessly, always the elitist and never accountable, Obama went into “don’t put this on me” I said that I was undeserving (excerpt of Obama’s NBBP acceptance speech below) mode.
…Compared to some of the giants of history who have received this prize - Schweitzer and King; Marshall and Mandela - my accomplishments are slight. And then there are the men and women around the world who have been jailed and beaten in the pursuit of justice; those who toil in humanitarian organizations to relieve suffering; the unrecognized millions whose quiet acts of courage and compassion inspire even the most hardened of cynics. I cannot argue with those who find these men and women - some known, some obscure to all but those they help - to be far more deserving of this honor than I….
Upon the news of the nomination for the NBBP, Obama could have doing the right thing refused to accept the award on the basis that he was undeserving.  However, the ego of an elitist would not allow Obama to do so.

Once received, Obama could have risen to the occasion by proving himself worthy; instead choosing neither, Obama has gone on to destabilize our country in addition to the Middle East.

An article worth noting and bound to piss of Progressives is one penned by liberal, Kirsten Powers, entitled, “Dear Obama, It’s Time to Return Your Nobel Peace Prize. Here’s Why.”
...the president has not demonstrated that missile attacks in Syria would do anything to achieve peace. Worse, by all accounts, Obama’s ‘red line’ threat was an off-the-cuff remark, not a well thought-out strategy. The U.S. should not attack another country because the president was careless with his words and now wants to protect his personal credibility.
But we don’t even need to look at Syria to conclude that the decent thing would be for Obama to return the prize that he never deserved in the first place.
There’s the obvious problem of Obama escalating a pointless and failing war in Afghanistan. From 2001 to the end of the Bush presidency in 2009, 625 American troops died because of the war. Under Obama’s watch, more than twice that many, some 1,500 soldiers, have died. Tens of thousands of civilians have been killed as well.….
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In addition to all of the above as pointed out by Powers is Obama’s drone wars.
...But nothing undermines the notion of Obama as a leader for peace more than his five-year Middle East drone war. According to the New America Foundation, since 2004, there have been 361 American drone strikes in Pakistan. Of those, only 48 occurred during the Bush administration....

I would love to say that when it comes to the merchant of death Obama having received the NBPP, never has one been so unworthy but that would not be true considering the fact that dictators Benito Mussolini (1935), Adolf Hitler (1939) and Joseph Stalin (1945, 1948) were all nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.


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