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Obama Wins Nobel War Prize

ByJake Horowitz | PolicyMic

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President Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.

As the July 2011 deadline for Afghan troop withdrawal nears, President Barack Obama is gearing up for another significant milestone, the Nobel War Prize awards ceremony, which will be held in Oslo next month.

Obama has been selected as this year's winner of the first inaugural prize to commemorate the world leader who has "best advanced the goals of war and militarization across the globe," amongst a notable cast of runners-up that includes NATO's head Anders Fogn Rasmussen, China's premier Wen Jiabao, and former President George W. Bush.

The selection committee includes a host of venerable war-makers in their own right, including Syria's Bashar al-Assad, Yemen's Ali Abdullah Saleh, and Libya's Muammar Gaddafi -- each of whom will be honored in a special category celebrating the "Leaders that Wage War on Their Own People."

Among Obama's list of war accomplishments, the committee highlighted Obama's decision to double the number of troops and expand the number of private contractors in Afghanistan, as well as his dramatic escalation of drone strikes and targeted assassinations in Yemen and Pakistan. According to one committee member, "Two years ago, we worried that President Obama would rollback Bush administration policies and pursue a peace agenda, but in fact he's expanded the militaristic Bush approach to counterterrorism. He's managed to get the U.S. involved in three wars in the Middle East, keep Guantanamo open, and dramatically expand the use of covert CIA capture/kill operations across the globe. We could not think of a more worthy candidate for this award."


This one he's actually earned.

Hat Tip: Instapundit

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Comments (9)

I'm so proud of Barry! Peac... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

I'm so proud of Barry! Peace by attrition. I want my kids to be scholarly too.

The so-called "anti-war" le... (Below threshold)
Tsar Nicholas II:

The so-called "anti-war" left, i.e., washed-up hippies and their brain dead students, won't be able even to grasp that satire.

I think the rumor that the ... (Below threshold)
Constitution First:

I think the rumor that the Liberal/Progressive/Left is Irony-proof, has been proven beyond all reasonable doubt.

When is Barry going to rece... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

When is Barry going to receive an award for excellence in economics?

Considering the Nobel, I think he is over due for an award in this area too.

Sep14,Wouldn't tha... (Below threshold)
Rodney Graves:

Sep14,

Wouldn't that be the "Hero of the Soviet Union" medal for crippling the Economy of the United States?

Workers of the World, unite... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

Workers of the World, unite!

So decrees Barry Marx! Killer of giants!

Yeah, "The Order of Lenin" ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Yeah, "The Order of Lenin" would be most appropriate. Just ask the Poles and the Czechs.

Finally, an award the warmo... (Below threshold)
Matt:

Finally, an award the warmonger-in-chief deserves.

Next up for Barry- Taxpayer... (Below threshold)
Sep14:

Next up for Barry- Taxpayers pick for most avid golfer of the year award!




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