Barack Obama served two scandal-plagued terms in the White House.
But one controversy undercut Obama’s entire image.
And it just came back to bite him in an unbelievable way.
The Nobel Peace Prize committee made a mockery of their peace prize when they awarded it to Obama in 2009 simply for being America’s first black President.
Even though Obama had already escalated the war in Afghanistan and launched a new war in Libya, which led to the death of the Muammar Gaddafi and set in motion the chain of events that ultimately resulted in the death of four Americans in the Benghazi terrorist attacks, it did not stop Obama from receiving awards for his supposed commitment to peace.
And now Obama has been named one of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope laureates, which is awarded to laureates “who have sent forth countless ripples of hope to millions of people inspired by their example.”
But this award forces an examination of Obama’s record on human rights, and the nation’s 44th President falls far short as a champion of that cause.
Obama’s use of drones to fight the war on terror was a great stain on his administration.
The left pilloried George W. Bush as a war criminal, yet in Obama’s eight years in office, his drone strikes killed nearly 1,000 civilians, and attacks increased tenfold from during the Bush administration.
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism exclusively reported:
“There were ten times more air strikes in the covert war on terror during President Barack Obama’s presidency than under his predecessor, George W. Bush.
Obama embraced the US drone programme, overseeing more strikes in his first year than Bush carried out during his entire presidency. A total of 563 strikes, largely by drones, targeted Pakistan, Somalia, and Yemen during Obama’s two terms, compared to 57 strikes under Bush. Between 384 and 807 civilians were killed in those countries, according to reports logged by the Bureau.
The use of drones aligned with Obama’s ambition to keep up the war against al Qaeda while extricating the US military from intractable, costly ground wars in the Middle East and Asia. But the targeted killing programme has drawn much criticism.”
Obama’s entire image as a historic statesman is nothing more than manufactured nonsense.
He was handed awards he didn’t deserve in order to burnish his credentials as a peacemaker in response to what the left perceived as warmongering under President Bush.
But Obama was every bit as eager to start conflicts in the Middle East as Bush.
This sham award Obama is receiving is bringing his horrendous record on killing innocent civilians back into the spotlight.
When Obama was President, critics argued he functioned like a state-sanctioned serial killer when he personally presided over a kill list of targets to drone bomb.
Those drone attacks came at a heavy price as Obama damaged America’s reputation by murdering innocent civilians.
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