Awkward: Pres. Obama Has Bombed Seven Countries Since Accepting Nobel Peace Prize

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 9:05 PM
Awkward: Pres. Obama Has Bombed Seven Countries Since Accepting Nobel Peace Prize

An editorial published yesterday on CNN pointed out the irony of how Barack Obama, the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, has bombed seven countries since receiving the award.

The seven countries are: Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, and Syria. The airstrikes were carried out with both drones and manned aircraft.


Others have noted the hypocrisy of the Nobel Peace Prize winner's decidedly unpeaceful activities throughout the years:

Obama was awarded the prize in October 2009 for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama's initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

There's no word yet on if the Nobel Committee is calling for a do-over.