I really do not care about the Nobel peace prize or any other Tranzi Progressive award, but this article is funny. The author makes the case that Obama should have his peace prize revoked.
After a 45-year hiatus, Democrats appear to have recovered from Vietnam Syndrome enough to retake the mantle of America’s war party.
They are welcome to it.
The party that marched American troops into Meuse-Argonne, Normandy, Iwo Jima, Inchon and Khe Sanh is back with a vengeance under President Barack Obama, who has taken to overseas war-making like a duck to water.
This must have the Nobel Prize committee scratching its collective head.
When not drooling over his kill list, the president no doubt is imagining sending American troops to Syria or rattling sabers with the lunatics in Iran and North Korea.
In a 2012 op-ed in the New York Times, Peter Bergen, director of the national security studies program of the New America Foundation, noted that when it came to drone attacks George W. Bush was a piker compared to Obama:
During the Bush administration, there was an American drone attack in Pakistan every 43 days; during the first two years of the Obama administration, there was a drone strike there every four days.… The man who went to Washington as an “antiwar” president was more Teddy Roosevelt than Jimmy Carter.
Obama’s Peace Prize was highly controversial at the time. It was rightly seen as a jab at the Bush Administration and not a reward for anything the rookie president had done. The Nobel committee seemed to acknowledge as much saying it hoped the award would “contribute a little bit for what he is trying to do,” adding that it hoped to assist Obama’s foreign policy efforts. Today Obama’s prize is controversial for the opposite reason. He has grown outrageously trigger happy.
The Nobel Peace Prize was given to Obama as a snub towards Bush. Since those days Obama has turned the Afghan mission from counter terrorism into nation building and he assisted al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood in overthrowing Qaddafi. Now with support from the Republican Party he is preparing to intervene on behalf of al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood against Assad. His peace prize is a joke!