by Kaan Kutlu Atac, source: Global Research
Weeks before being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, President Barack Obama made a historic speech about the war in Afghanistan at West Point, the most prestigious military academy in the US.
In his speech to the military cadets, which was carefully written and professionally delivered, Mr. President used the word “war” 25 times, the word “kill” six times and “peace” only three times.
In his Nobel Prize speech in Oslo, not long after West Point, the same gravity of the language of “war” was seen again with the same professionalism: “war” 44 times, “kill” five times and “peace” 31 times.
- Escalation in Afghanistan
- Continuation in Iraq
- Bombing in Pakistan
- Suppressing the Torture Photos and,
- Refusing Prosecution of War Criminals
Is this OK because Obama — and not Bush — is in charge?
, the latest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, is coming to town at the .
What do you have to say about this?
Join World and many other anti-war & anti-torture activists as we protest Obama’s rebranding of the Bush/Cheney program of , preventive detention, and legalized torture.
Additionally, many other groups (such as those organized around single-payer healthcare) will no doubt make their presence felt.
We will also award this pro-war, pro-torture president with the newly-created, “War is Peace” Prize.
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Protest: 4:30 PM - Powell Street, between Geary & Post, in front of the
In a world where war criminals like Tony Blair are rewarded and those that oppose war criminals, like the Iraqi shoe thrower Muntadhar al-Zeidi, are imprisoned and tortured, it comes as no surprise that another war criminal – Barack H. Obama – has been rewarded for his stoic service to imperial bloodletting with the Nobel Peace Prize.
The man who gallantly promised “change” from the Bush regime’s illegal wars and a return to diplomacy over belligerency in dealing with Iran, has perpetuated the illegal wars in Afghanistan and Iraq while expanding another in Pakistan and becoming belligerent towards Iran.