American Leader was out of line to accept Nobel Peace Prize as Afghanistan surge is boosted – 44th POTUS has disappointed many Barbadians
Like most of the world, I was surprised when Barack H. Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize – after all, he was only one year in office not at the end of his first term – will he bid for a second? However, on reflection it occurred to me perhaps those Nobel Officials may have hoped this move would spur the US leader to abate aggressions in Kandahar, etc.
However, Obama bit the bullet accepted the ballot and went to Oslo to receive an ill-begat concept which he did not deserve – after all, he has now extended the timeline for troop removal to 2011 (A full decade of US interference) and worse yet, to increase the presence of American military might. This is a move I would have expected from anyone in the GOP, including that dork and sellout, Michael Steele.
In Obama’s acceptance speech, the newly-blooded despot stated that it is okay to blow up interests external to US Policy (unless there is an interest in maintaining fuel supplies as engineered by Geo. HW Bush) so long as ‘collateral damage‘ is kept to a minimum – is any ‘collateral damage‘ acceptable? David Bromwich of Huffington Post quotes the speech verbatim;-
The concept of a “just war” emerged, suggesting that war is justified only when it meets certain preconditions: if it is waged as a last resort or in self-defense; if the force used is proportional, and if, whenever possible, civilians are spared from violence.
Obama seeks to meld concepts of ML King, Gandhi and an active military presence as counterpoints for a grand tapestry of his own design, he starts by quoting Dr King;-
What does the Taleban have to do with Kansas, Dorothy? 9/11 in 2001 has not resurfaced – Al Qaeda went on pause after “surges” from Bush Jr and Cheney into Baghdad and northern mountain ranges of Pakistan. Do you really feel Bin Laden is still alive? Bin Laden’s purported hiding is, to any US Military vanguard, a validation for perpetuation of current tactics adopted since October eight years ago.