In his 2008 campaign, Barack Obama was, if not particularly ideologically committed, quickly branded as the comparatively antiwar candidate. It wasn’t a hard case to make, with Sen. John McCain (R – AZ) running an intensely pro-war campaign.
But Obama’s dubious antiwar bonafides were quickly embraced internationally, where he was heralded as a peacemaker of historical proportions and, in 2009, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize just nine months into his first term in office. He hadn’t really done anything yet, and the prize was seen as an advanced award for the things he was expected to do.
Coming into his last few months in office, these expectations seem in retrospect incredibly wishful thinking, as Obama’s “peacemaking” efforts have been few and far between, and far overshadowed by the non-stop wars he has championed throughout his presidency.
Obama’s lack of ideological aversion to war, punctuated in a Nobel Peace Prize speech that was all about the necessity of American interventionism abroad, presaged a foreign policy track which began with heavy escalations of the Afghan War, and has since seen the US dragged headlong into multiple wars which, like Afghanistan, have no end in sight.
From imposing regime change in Libya, to launching wars in Iraq and Syria, Obama has driven America into some major, messy new conflicts, and with ongoing escalation in Eastern Europe and the South China Sea, seems to be laying the groundwork for more, bigger wars in the decades to come.
Those who chose to give Obama the Nobel back in 2009, based more or less entirely on what they hoped he’d do doubtless ended up with buyer’s remorse, and it’s virtually unthinkable that he’d have ended up with such an award based on his actual accomplishments.
13 thoughts on “Despite Nobel Peace Prize, Obama’s Presidency Defined by Constant War”
Impeachment and conviction should be the consequence. But the senators are almost all warmongers, including, unfortunately, Rand Paul.
Obama has been the perfect cog in the well greased wheels of the MIC. Not a ‘nowhere’ man but a ‘dyed-in-the-wool’ interventionist seeking USA global hegemony and full spectrum dominance as a true believer in the cruel distorted myth of ‘American Exceptionalism’. There should be no mystery about his mission considering that fact that he is the son, adoptive son, and grandson of CIA/USIA dirty-ops operatives. The Manchurian candidate personified in the sterling image of the subservient mixed-race ‘house Negro’. Iconic.
Wow…. just how I see it too… Now that his appearance cumz to close… When he took Immanuel as his FIRST pick he outed himself…. Manuel had been using his clout to sidetrack true antiwar candidates right up to the day of the election. His father an ex Idgun or some such thug, and of course a booster of aggressive Zionist aggrandisment.. And this time again, we get the choice between two such candidates who put that project ahead of us and our welfare. As we have Gen Willey and other Zio owned military men rattling the nuclear sabre over their AL Quanta clones being snuffed in Allepo.
It’s all done with money and we the American taxpauers/ voters are enslaved in this self destructive paradigm. For those of us who oppose this madness, there is no election, only a sellout paid for by us.
Obama is an Ivy League-er. With the rare exceptions like a Ralph Nader, Ivy League-er and ‘perfect cog in the well greased wheels of the MIC’ are the same thing.
I voted for an African-American in the 2008 elections, but not for Obama. So, I did vote ‘anti-war’, and don’t blame me for Obama.
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And if you like this and want more of it, then
VOTE FOR HILLARY.
She’s not even hinting at peace. She’s not even pretending to be ‘anti-war’. Hillary wants escalation against nuclear powers Russia and China.
So, if you love war, vote for Hillary.
It sure would be nice if Donald Trump could get the noble peace prize now
The MIC and the Deep state are well entrenched…plus everyone remembers Nov 2 1963…when the war mongers in the US government had JFK put away…as a lesson to future so called peace presidents … not to go over the line.
He said he’ll be free to “speak out” when he leaves office. Scary isn’t it? Even the President is muzzled when in office. Ever notice how there are never any polls regarding military interventionism around the globe, or any MSM calling into question any of our empire-building and bossing the world?
Its funny how the same people who now try to tell us that the President is muzzled and powerless while in office, used to be the ones telling us that Dick Cheney ran the world from the always powerful Office of the Vice President. Or that they now plead with us to vote (D) because of the great harm that can be done if Donald should happen to gain this powerless and worthless office and have to therefore be muzzled for the next four years.
There is not one mainstream media, including Fox News, or any major newspaper that calls for a scaling back of the use of military force, or the threat of it, in any part of the world, where any person or nation dares to challenge the “goodness” of the good ol’ USA.
Still, if the President decided to speak out, he’d be heard. For instance, once a year he has a standing invitation to address the UN. If the President wanted to ‘speak out’ about scaling back the military or even just the threats the US issues, he’d have a wonderful opportunity to do so standing there before the UN. He could throw away whatever script he’s handed and speak out if he wanted to do so. The world would hear him, no matter what FoxNews said about it. Its this line of BS that says he can’t ‘speak out’ until Goldman Sachs pays him $2 million to do so that gets under my skin.
It”s not just “him”; it’s many high government officials who sing a different tune when they write their books/memoirs.
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