Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize turned into a sick joke before he even left the presidency. Some have suggested that Obama should auction off his Peace Prize Medal with proceeds going to families of Syrian Chemical Warfare Victims!
The BBC in September, 2015: Nobel secretary regrets Obama peace prize
Awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama in 2009 failed to achieve what the committee hoped it would, its ex-secretary has said. Geir Lundestad told the AP news agency that the committee hoped the award would strengthen Mr Obama.
This is weird. I thought the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to people for doing things in the past that brought more peace into the world. People like Ronald Reagan who won the cold war with the Soviet Union, and destroyed it without firing a shot in anger. The downfall of the Soviet Union brought prosperity and freedom to the former Soviet block countries and thereby diminished the threat of world war that the Soviet Union had represented for decades. But Reagan will never get a peace prize, the Nobel committee gives that august award to people like Al Gore for poisoning the minds of millennials with climate change hokum.
Maybe the Nobel committee meant they thought it would make Obama stronger and thus enable him to do things that would lead to peace in the world. If so, then I understand why they’re disappointed. The Peace Prize did make him stronger. He just didn’t use that strength to bring peace any where to any body.
The lame brain thinking that drove Obama’s foreign policy must make the Nobel Committee sick to its stomach, at least if peace in the world is what they really want.
John Hinderaker gives this short list of Obama’s disaster of a foreign policy, with reference to Israel’s dump of a Truth Bomb on the Iran Deal this week:
With today’s bombshell about Iran’s ongoing nuclear weapons program, the wreckage of Barack Obama’s foreign policy is coming into focus. Syria: the “red line” fiasco, with hundreds of thousands killed. North Korea: a do-nothing policy that brought America’s West Coast perilously close to coming under nuclear threat. Iran: a deal that would have been foolish even if the mullahs hadn’t cheated, $100 billion and sanctions relief now, in exchange for promises that Iran could walk away from at will. We now know that the deal was even worse than that.
Those were the biggest disasters, but not the only ones. Libya: incredibly, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton participated in the overthrow of a dictator without having a plan for what would come after. The result was a failed state, and a terrorist haven. Cuba and Venezuela: while the disastrous condition of both socialist countries is not Obama’s fault, his admiration for, and coddling of, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez contributed to sentencing the people of those countries to another generation of poverty and oppression. China: Obama failed to stand up to China’s military expansionism, or to its aggressive trade and economic policies that cost American companies many billions of dollars. Israel: Obama deliberately downgraded relations with one of our most important allies, and shamefully meddled in an Israeli national election in hopes of electing a Prime Minister as spineless as himself.
Obama smiled at America’s enemies and snarled at America’s friends. He set the Middle East on fire. He installed the Muslim Brotherhood into the leadership of the Egyptian government as part of the so-called “Arab Spring.” The Muslim Brotherhood has a legacy of wreckage wherever it goes.
The Muslim Brotherhood massacred 67 tourist at Luxor in November, 1997. Tourism is the second or third largest revenue source of the Egyptian government. The Muslim Brotherhood assassinated Anwar Sadat in 1981. The great majority of Egyptians have no use for the Muslim Brotherhood and quickly drove them out of the government. It was slap in the face to Obama which, of course, he never acknowledged.
The legacy of most presidents comes into focus after the passage of time. Obama’s legacy of destruction and foolish mistakes was pretty obvious before he left office and is now completely known.
President Trump has been accused to going through each one of Obama’s “policy achievements” and trying to dismantle them. For once and probably never again, I agree with CCN. Of course, CNN means this as a slam against Trump. I view it as a reprieve for America and the world. The more Trump can undo Obama’s many calamities the less evidence of his hubris and incompetence will linger in America’s memory of him.