Posts tagged “nobel peace prize”
October 9, 2009From Daybreak author David Swanson, on the subject of Barack Obama's being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this morning: What a sick, sick joke. . . . Please stop telling me that the way to get Obama to actually work for peace is to cheer for him having received a peace award as a war monger. I respectfully find this well-intentioned and counterproductive. We can't influence a president and shouldn't want power to rest with a president. This takes us away from forcing the House to cut off the money for the war, which is the best chance we have. Not to mention the little glitch that Obama has not done anything to celebrate. Protesting a war-making president is bad enough. Celebrating him and pretending he's peaceful is beyond pathetic. I get that it's intended as strategic and smooth and taking advantage of big news and so forth. But intentions don't save lives.