Should Obama's Nobel Peace Prize be revoked?

Bolivia's President thinks so. Others disagree. One critic writes "Until the Peace Prizes for Arafat and Iranian nuclear stooge Mohamed ElBaradei are revoked, I don’t want to hear anything about Obama’s."

Still though, it's hard to understand how Obama can authorize and lead an air assault (and potentially a ground invasion) on a sovereign nation with very little cause and zero provocation. So we are basically backing a small group of rebels to overthrow Qaddafi? Haven't I seen this movie before. I gave it a thumbs down then, and I give it two thumbs down now.

With all the questions surrounding this latest action in Libya, one question remains. What is the endgame? No one has been able to answer that one.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Simply put...no.

BILL LIVINGSTON said...

Does this 'scandal' also jeopardize his controversial 1983"Buck-Eye News Hawk" trophy..C'mon-the entire world has been perceiving us as divided wussies [and a wuss divided upon itself...well, that's just pathetic}. This guy needed to show some balls a long time ago...and not pulled into the press conference, kicking and screaming, while sipping champagne in Chile..You know-our own country is killing ourselves..

Liu Xiaobo...please not to tell.. said...

after many years of reflection between arbitrary state mandated heavy-sack beatings and watching cobweb construction for upcoming vermin olympiad in very very small chinese cell i often ask self would i trade rather useless scandinavian trophy i never even touch because i am in honorable gulag for bacon cheeseburger and waffle fries and answer always is yes..yes..oh, please yes...Bolivia??? Is new nazi populated nation like Venezuela, argentina and Chile where people talk but not lucky to only be in cell rather than spontaneous organ donor for honorable comrades in firing squad. by the way we like either burger or bullet medium rare.

Liberal Elite said...

Obama should not have won it in the first place.

But this action may actually help to promote peace and to bring positive change to North Africa. If it help shove MK out the door soon, then that's a rather good thing.

It could be the sort of action that's actually worthy of a peace prize.

Two Sentz said...

How is backing a rebel group that only controls 1/10 of the country going to solve anything? It's obvious we are going to have to be there for a long time to get anything accomplished. And what exactly are we trying to accomplish? Since when is it our divine right to determine who rules other countries?

Liberal Elite said...

I agree that we should leave both Iraq and Afghanistan. Both wars were mistakes at several levels. Costs are ridiculous.

But we're not exactly "in" Libya any more than we were "in" Iraq when we only had a no-fly zone.

A no-fly zone simply makes it harder for a dictator to kill his own people. That's the stated reason.

BILL LIVINGSTON said...

LE..I know we have our differences-but I agree this time. Ironically he gets a NPP he may not have really deserved, and now gets shat on by both {or is it three now?} sides when he keeps a known psychotic butcher from padding his bill, and turning into the Hugo Chavez of the Suez region.

As a kid who saw a nation disgraced and humiliated by the Iran hostage crisis and when MG was acting the fool 3 decades ago, sometimes we need to just take time to really take a giant dump on our TRUE enemies. Iraq?? Afghanistan?? Iraq was our check against Iran getting this out of control {and it now has} and the only thing Afghanistan has that people fight over/continue to finance the Taliban is high grade smack ingredients.

Bob said...

In addition to involving our military in yet another war that doesn't affect us, our military was involved on the authorization of our president and a council over which we the people have no control. Our congress should have been involved in this from the very first request. This is an illegal action. The net is full of articles quoting Biden openly criticizing this type of military action, calling it unconstitutional. It's one thing to do something thinking it is constitutional, but what would we call it when our elected officials engage in behavior they openly admit violates the constitution?

Liberal Elite said...

@Bob "This is an illegal action."

You're either spouting someone's lies, or you have a rather poor understanding of our Constitution.

Here's one for you:

"Why our Libya strikes don’t require congressional approval"

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-obamas-libya-strikes-dont-require-congressional-approval/2011/03/24/AB9nxMQB_story.html

Oh... and the authors served in the Justice Department under presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Biden is going to lead the effort to impeach his boss. He said he would call for Bush's impeachment if we bombed Iran without Congressional approval.

The Public Eye said...

does anyone here want their vote back?

BILL LIVINGSTON said...

But for a certain VP candidate of continued dubious admiration, my vote would have been different to start with..something to think about in advance of 2012..