Friday, October 9, 2009

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize while bringing war to Iraq and Iran, advocating harmful sanctions against 70 million Iranians, and providing $16 billion to a corrupt government in Pakistan.

I think the credibility of the award just flew out the window. Others would probably correct me and advise this happened in 1973 when Henry Kissinger won it.

Obama has prisoners held indefinitely in American prisons all over the world (well at least in Guantanamo Bay and Bagram), he has failed to prosecute individuals responsible for torture, he's conducting two wars in two countries while bombing another and threatening another, he's murdered scores of innocent civilians (starting during his very first week of office), he's bailed out the wealthy at the expense of the poor, and has yet to stop Israel from developing on Palestinian land (not that its his business to do so, just sayin', he's trying really hard and failing).

Jimmy Carter must be pissed it took him decades of promoting democracy around the world the win it.

But thank god for Obama's "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples". Obama often does remind me of Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Of course, next to Henry Kissinger, Obama might be considered a saint, so in that respect it makes sense.

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