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There is a bit of irony that just 10 days after announcing the deployment of 30,000 more American troops to Afghanistan, President Obama will accept the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize tomorrow in Oslo, Norway.
The award, which the Nobel committee said was for Obama's "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," comes as he presides over wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and faces an American public that is increasingly skeptical about the U.S.-led efforts there.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
reply to post by Jordan River
That sound AWEFULLY familiar to the same thing we heard going into Iraq, and even years into the conflict--How there were things we simply didn't know, and how it there was the potential for this, the potential for that, and that we must take "preventative" action to remove the supposed threat. And it seems this same status quo just keeps bamboozling us into endless warfare and atrocities, year after year, and the public has just swallowed this for ages.
The good thing is, I think people are FINALLY, slowly but surely, starting to see through this nonsense of perpetually SELLING us on war, death and destruction.
US President Barack Obama on Thursday accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, paying tribute to activists who have taken on governments around the world while uncomfortably acknowledging his role as a leader at war.
Obama's elevation to a pantheon of winners alongside the likes of Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King before he has even spent a year in office has sparked international criticism.
Originally posted by liquidsmoke206
I think this completely destroys the integrity of the nobel peace prize for at least a generation.