Tags: Barack Obama, Benghazi, bill clinton, genocide, Libya, Rwanda, Tobruk, WW2
I am glad that I won’t have to explain to my own children why the world stood aside, its decision allayed by an American President whom I supported, and allowed a mass genocidal massacre for the second time in almost as many decades.
Tags: Nobel Peace Prize, Nobel Prize, Obama!
Congratulations to President Barack Obama, and the citizens of the United States, on the auspicious occasion of his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Being awarded the prize and earning it are two different things. President Obama is going to have to do more than engender hope in order to have it be said that he did indeed earn it. That being said, I do indeed hope that he does.
(Reuters) The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Obama for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” citing his fledgling push for nuclear disarmament and his outreach to the Muslim world.
Obama has been widely credited with improving America’s global image after the eight-year presidency of George W. Bush, who alienated both friends and foes with go-it-alone policies like the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
The Nobel Foundation keeps secret the names of nominees for 50 years. Visit the Nobel Prize website to read about past award winners and nominees in all categories.
Steve Benen has links to relevant commentary.
Glenn Greenwald says what a lot of people are thinking on the subject.
It’s as if instead of a nice present, we open the box to find a dead parakeet.
Tags: Eric Cantor, foreign policy
Republican Eric Cantor, representative for the Seventh District of Virginia, wants to be president.
Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) took a swipe at President Barack Obama’s Mideast policy in Jerusalem on Thursday, telling reporters he was worried about the administration’s direction in its attempts to forge a settlement in the region.
“We’re here to try and make things better; we are here because we are concerned,” Cantor said. “We are concerned about what the White House has been signaling as of late in their desire to push through in terms of a Middle East peace plan.”
Please, Virginians, elect someone else to the Seventh District seat so that Mr. Cantor has less opportunity to undermine the foreign policy of our current president.