"We're going after the Syrians — whether the Russians like it or not".
These are the words of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama. Obama had been in office just two weeks before the February 1 nomination deadline for the Nobel prize. He had no concrete achievements in peacemaking in his short, partial term as a United States Senator from
Illinois and had never accomplished anything. Nada.
Obama, who is now in his second term as President of the
United States has killed more civilians in unmanned aerial air strikes
than his predecessor, George W. Bush. The
Nobel Peace Prize winner has also escalated the war in Afghanistan and prosecuted more whistleblowers than all previous
In an interview with PBS NewsHour on Wednesday, President Obama said the
"concluded" that the regime of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons
during an attack last week near U.S. that reportedly
left hundreds dead and potentially thousands more injured. Damascus
"We have looked at all the evidence, and we do not believe the opposition possessed nuclear weapons on – or chemical weapons of that sort," Obama said. "We do not believe that, given the delivery systems, using rockets, that the opposition could have carried out these attacks. We have concluded that the Syrian government in fact carried these out. And if that's so, then there need to be international consequences."
Congressman Alan Grayson, on an interview on “The Lead” on CNN
U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson criticized the case for war being made by his fellow Democrats in the Obama Administration by saying it’s not telling the truth that
“To say that it’s 'undeniable' is flatly false,” Grayson said Thursday on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper. “The administration is only giving one side of the story."
Of Secretary of State Kerry’s comments, Grayson had this to say,
It is time to end the Masters of War reign in the
It is time to take care of the American people and provide for the
security well-being of our country and our people. Time for our nation to heal and to rebuild
our once great nation. In the words of
Master of War Obama same as Master of War Bush.
By Patricia Baeten