(12 Reasons Barack Obama is One of the Greatest Presidents Ever, by Matthew Lynch)
“He is for peace. Let us never forget that Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 -one of the greatest accomplishments any man or woman could hope to achieve in a lifetime. The award reads, “The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.” During his presidency, Obama successfully ended the war in Iraq and is close to finally putting an end to the conflict in Afghanistan and bring our troops home for good. Speaking of Afghanistan, remember public enemy number one, the King of Terror? It was under Obama’s order that Osama Bin Laden was annihilated and put out of the warmongering business for good.” – Matthew Lynch
With Nobel Peace Prize in hand, the president pushed for a unilateral, non-Congressionally approved military strike on Syria. Had Congress approved the President’s wishes, we would have intervened in conflict in which there was no vested American security interest. In fact, as a result of Syria’s civil war, our enemies were actually killing themselves! Nevertheless, the president pushed on . . . until finally Russia intervened and Syria’s dictatorial Bashar al Assad had a chance to poke fun at failed Obama . . . internationally claiming that the Nobel Peace Prize should have been HIS. Russia, we must consider, is run by Vladamir Putin, KGB, who’s right up there with Stalin on human rights. That’s the man that, as a result of the President’s actions, walked out on the world stage smelling like roses. Putin’s Russia couldn’t possibly lose the strategic Assad-run Syria . . and seeing a chance to not only look like the world’s peacemaker while simultaneously protecting his own interests, Putin sailed in, leaving the United States in the dust. But not before Barack Obama did some serious saber-rattling and further shook up the fragile situation in the Middle East.
Last, but certainly not least, Barack Obama had already launched over EIGHT times the number of drone attacks than in George W. Bush’s 8 years in office COMBINED. This Nobel Peace Prize winner has found a way to not only keep some of the very same policies he criticized, but actually expand and broaden them.
I am certainly no fan of war (I’d rather my brother hadn’t suffered what he did), nor am I squeamish about understanding that it is, at times, needed.
When a president, however, campaigns on ending military action worldwide and receives a Nobel Peace Prize just for SAYING he’ll do it . . . and then proceeds to throw positively everything (but the kitchen sink) that he said out the window and DOUBLE DOWN on the very policies he despised . . . I’m thinking we ought not to sit here and call him a peacemaker.
Yes, he took out Public Enemy Number One . . . based on the information his predecessor’s policies gleaned. He also allowed his Vice President to expose Seal Team 6 to the world. As if that weren’t enough, the President himself spoke out “acknowledging the secret unit’s operation” . . . resulting in their subsequent deaths. Barack Obama was able to parade around like a war hero, while endangering the lives of those who carried it out for him.
By the way—let’s not forget that this president won the Nobel Peace Prize in part for his “vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.”
Just a thought.
Sneak Preview of Day 11: It’s for the children . . .