Obama's Choice: Failed War President or the Prince of Peace?

Nick Turse, Tomdispatch.com: "When the Nobel Committee awarded its annual Peace Prize to President Barack Obama, it afforded him a golden opportunity seldom offered to American war presidents: the possibility of success. Should he decide to go the peace-maker route, Obama stands a chance of really accomplishing something significant. On the other hand, history suggests that the path of war is a surefire loser. As president after president has discovered, especially since World War II, the US military simply can't seal the deal on winning a war."

//www.truthout.org/1022099

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Nobel? That’s no prize

Nolan Chart
by John Kozy

10/22/09

Excellent journalism was never a priority of Joseph Pulitzer’s, and the prizes reflect it. So does the mainstream press which is yellower than ever in both the conventional journalistic sense and the colloquial sense of cowardly. Even worse, however, are the Nobels. They are almost always given to those committed to Western civilization and Capitalism. So now Obama has gotten the prize. Why was it awarded to him? Because he is a protector of the economic status quo and a hegemonist — a true child of a decadent civilization. The deadly arms manufacturer would be highly pleased...

//www.nolanchart.com/article6977.html


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