Libya: Barack Obama's step from Nobel winner to warrior
bbc / Andrew North
24-Mar-2011 (2 comments)

It probably wasn't what the Nobel committee had in mind when it awarded the Peace Prize to President Barack Obama two years ago.

Two months later he ramped up the war in Afghanistan, sending in 30,000 extra US troops.

Now he has ordered massive air strikes on Libya - with United Nations backing, but still with the United States in the lead.

Judged by his actions, this supposedly anti-war president looks almost as warlike as President George W Bush.

If you include Mr Obama's increased use of drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, he's got the US involved in more conflicts than his much-criticised predecessor.

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back to what i have been saying

by mahmoudg on

Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, islamist, agnostic, atheiest. etc. etc. Whatever you are at the end of the day you come to the one and only conclusion that removing despots ala IRI kind and their cohorts in the middle east is by force.  Target their thugs and armies and they will fall.  Next on the list is Iran.  Beware Seyed Ali Gheda and cohorts, you are next.

Darius Kadivar

Nagoftam ? ...

by Darius Kadivar on

The Foolishness of the Nobel Peace Prize Crippled Obama's Foreign Policy hence discouraging any urgent initiative that the US could take on Libya.

This Committee's biased and questionable attitude should be held accountable for Crimes Against Humanity due to their own Shortsightedness. 

The Situation in Libya is less Obama's fault than that of this Idiotic and Childish Choice of the Committee in 2009.