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Will Obama's Nobel Peace Prize be revoked? [View all]

"On Tuesday, progressive campaigners Roots Action launched an online petition calling for the revocation of President Obama's 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

"President Obama has made perpetual war look more perpetual than ever," reads the petition, which the group plans to send to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. And continues: "Today, there are more U.S. troops in Afghanistan than when Obama took office. His presidency has widened the use of drones and other instruments of remote killing in several countries."

Human rights and peace advocates have long-contested the awarding of the esteemed peace prize to an individual who has been called "one of the most militarily aggressive American leaders in decades" for his escalation of a widespread killer-drone campaign, prolonged wars in the Middle East, and enablement of prisoner abuse and indefinite detention."
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/04/02-8

Frankly I think that he didn't deserve it when he got it, mainly because he hadn't done anything to deserve getting a Nobel Peace Prize. Nearly four years later, I think that Obama's actions make his awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize a sad joke. I doubt that his Peace Prize will be revoked, the Nobel committee is like other such organizations, reluctant to admit it was wrong. But it should be revoked, since I have yet to see anything resembling peace coming from this president. Yes, he ended the war in Iraq, then ratcheted up the war in Afghanistan, which is now slated to be consuming our money and troops for another eleven years at least. And let's not even get into his drone policy.

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