I can’t believe that the Nobel Peace Committee could possibly, with a straight face, give out this award to the man who has been escalating Warfare, ever since he took office, and escalating human slaughter (including civilian bombings from unmaned, computerized War drones) throughout Afghanistan and Pakistan, and who has been actually increasing the presence of private Contractors (e.g., Blackwater, at the expense of poor American middle class taxpayers) in War torn Iraq, and who refuses to close the foreign Military Bases there, or bring about any end to that shameful tyrannical War.
In addition, Obama has been using (abusing) the high office of the Presidency to protect and defend Bush administration officials against any judicial action or accountability (even fighting against the ACLU, and mandated Court orders in the process). He has continued the shameful practise of “secret renditions” to black site prisons (where the human torture continues), and has been transfering prisoners to Bagram — the new “Abu Grahib”, while failing on his so-called promise by choice to “end Guantanimo”. Obama has not only perpetuated the many War Crimes of the Bush administration, in all their various forms, he has blocked any effort to allow any cleansing or healing to take place, for this Country or for the World, that would be realized by a public government rebuke and prosecution of these War Crimes. Conversely, he has portrayed them as legitimate public policy, and maintained legal defense on behalf of them.
So should they give out the award to Dick Cheney next as well?
The Nobel Peace Prize Committee has lost all credibility here. Just what the hell do they now stand for, when they celebrate ongoing War Crimes, and a discredited policy of endless, perpetual Warfare (and World Empire) — which has also destablized the entire World Economy (as well as our own)?
The irony here, is that Obama in his short Presidency, has already been outed as a certified War Criminal himself in the Spain inquiry (which unfortuantely will have no legal or political consequences, and will be wholly ignored by the major Media, and the U.S. State Department).
Oh well, they gave out a Nobel Prize to Henry Kissinger too.
If I were Al Gore or Jimmy Carter, I would send mine back in protest, and say that I do not wish to be associated with anyone that has that much blood on their hands.