13 October 2009
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21 October 2009
This must be the first time someone has been given a peace prize before they have produced the 'goods'....or the peace even? So at this stage no, I don't think the prize is appropriate.
But I think it is unfair to snipe at or 'barrack' Obama at this stage, despite the fact he leads a country not generally known for it's tact or diplomacy. He has inherited a difficult situation which was not of his making in the first place, now he has to clean up the mess.
Whether he does or not, and whether he carries out everything he has promised, should be the decisive criteria on which to base such a judgement, but definetly not now.
16 October 2009
I fail to see what Barak Obama has done to deserve such a sought after award. Can any one out there think of a single thing that he has done to bring about peace, this was given at a time when he is seriously contemplating sending yet more troops to Afganistan. If thats the criteria then can we please nominate George Bush and Tony Blair (please understand the sarcasm)
14 October 2009
Obama to get a peace prize - what a laugh! Obama is the leader of the most powerful country in the world which is certainly not shy of flexing its considerable strength. It illegally invaded another country on false pretences, and although that was not Obama's fault he still maintains a large presence in Iraq, propping up a puppet regime.
He still maintains a very large military presence in Afghanistan to support another puppet government, ostensibly to combat an alleged terrorist threat. It is strange that these same 'terrorists' were supported by the USA when they were fighting the Soviet Union in the 80's! lol.
Obama has done nothing to advance peace in the world. He is backing the same wars which were started by Bush and Blair. Not to mention the new war he wants to start in Iran at the behest of the Zionist lobby.
He has failed to honour any of the pledges he made prior to his election. He is backed by the same people who told us the lie that Iraq had Weapons of Mass Destruction. He has subjugated American Foreign Policy to the whims of AIPAC, the pro-Israeli lobby. If he was a peace maker, he would have refrained from the supporting the apartheid of the racist Israeli regime. He is a smooth talker but he is no peacemaker!
This sends out the wrong message about the peace prize. No leader - currently invovled in a war - should be awarded a prize for making the world more peaceful
Maybe if Barack Obama shows, in the future, that the worlds problems can be resovled without the flexing of military might he'll deserve it. But not now - not before he's actually shown that he is committed to achieving that which he promised during his campaign.
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