Proof there is a God. Remember that Barack Obama who was given the Nobel Peace Prize back in 2009?
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.
What a frigging hoot that was! I wonder if the Norwegian Nobel Committee might be having some second thoughts in light of today’s New York Times piece:
This was the enemy, served up in the latest chart from the intelligence agencies: 15 Qaeda suspects in Yemen with Western ties. The mug shots and brief biographies resembled a high school yearbook layout. Several were Americans. Two were teenagers, including a girl who looked even younger than her 17 years.
President Obama, overseeing the regular Tuesday counterterrorism meeting of two dozen security officials in the White House Situation Room, took a moment to study the faces. It was Jan. 19, 2010, the end of a first year in office punctuated by terrorist plots and culminating in a brush with catastrophe over Detroit on Christmas Day, a reminder that a successful attack could derail his presidency. Yet he faced adversaries without uniforms, often indistinguishable from the civilians around them. . . .
In interviews with The New York Times, three dozen of his current and former advisers described Mr. Obama’s evolution since taking on the role, without precedent in presidential history, of personally overseeing the shadow war with Al Qaeda.
They describe a paradoxical leader who shunned the legislative deal-making required to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, but approves lethal action without hand-wringing. While he was adamant about narrowing the fight and improving relations with the Muslim world, he has followed the metastasizing enemy into new and dangerous lands. When he applies his lawyering skills to counterterrorism, it is usually to enable, not constrain, his ferocious campaign against Al Qaeda — even when it comes to killing an American cleric in Yemen, a decision that Mr. Obama told colleagues was “an easy one.”
So let me get this straight–Barry Obama has authorized at least 36 former advisors to discuss classified information and brag about what a swell job he is doing of ordering U.S. citizens to be murdered. You can call the extra-judicial execution of U.S. citizen Anwar Al-awlaki justified homicide, but if George W. Bush had pulled a stunt like that you can bet your sweet ass that the left would be up in arms denouncing him as a war criminal and murderer. So let’s be consistent. Right? Obama is a murdering war criminal?
Here is the reality of what Obama is doing–he has continued the policies of George W. Bush, both the good and the bad:
As for those who could not be transferred or tried but were judged too dangerous for release? Their “disposition” would be handled by “lawful means, consistent with the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and the interests of justice.”
A few sharp-eyed observers inside and outside the government understood what the public did not. Without showing his hand, Mr. Obama had preserved three major policies — rendition, military commissions and indefinite detention — that have been targets of human rights groups since the 2001 terrorist attacks.
But a year later, with Congress trying to force him to try all terrorism suspects using revamped military commissions, he deployed his legal skills differently — to preserve trials in civilian courts.
What is clear from the New York Times is that the White House is working overtime to sell its claim of being the tough guy on terrorism. What is sickening about this starts with the bullshit award of the Nobel Peace Prize for simply being NOT GEORGE W. BUSH. Yet, once in power, Obama essentially kept intact the George W. Bush approach on combating international terrorism. If you are okay with killing Americans and holding prisoners indefinitely without recourse to the courts then Obama is the man for you.
Making matters worse is how cavalier the White House is with classified information. Many of the Obama advisors, especially John Brennan, are going warp speed trying to manipulate the press and tell a heroic story of a mythical President that they want to bamboozle most Americans into believing exists. They tout Obama as gutsy, etc. Yet, when it came time to order the hit on Bin Laden, Obama took the chickenshit route out and dumped the onus on Admiral McRaven. Only when the “victory” was secured did he step up to take credit that did not belong to him.
The New York Times piece is filled with information about classified, compartmented activities. I’m not going to spell out for you what is what. But this piece is damaging to our nation’s security. And it is written for what purpose? Promote the candidacy of Barry Obama. Disgusting