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War and peace (prizes)

Add Barack Obama’s name to the list of warmongers (and war criminals)  the Nobel committee has chosen to bestow their Peace Prize upon…Woodrow Wilson, Teddy Roosevelt, and Henry Kessinger for example. Howard Zinn, author of A People’s History of the United States, has written a short piece on the history of the Nobel Peace Prize and warmongers for The Guardian newspaper.

People should be given a peace prize not on the basis of promises they have made – as with Obama, an eloquent maker of promises – but on the basis of actual accomplishments towards ending war, and Obama has continued deadly, inhuman military action in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.