Our Country's Sins in Iraq
After our 20 year occupation, while stationing 50,000 soldiers, 18,000 mercenaries, and 84,000 support contractors in massive and permanent military bases in Iraq, Barack Obama has certainly not deserved his "Nobel Peace" prize. Alfred Bernhard Nobel, who lived from 1833 to 1896, a brilliant chemist, inventor, and philanthropist, established the peace prize since he apparently felt guilty for his invention of dynamite. A few years later, in 1867, he produced ballistite, one of the first smokeless powders. At the time of his death, he controlled factories for the manufacture of explosives in various parts of the world. His will provided that the major portion of his $9,2oo,000 estate be set up as a fund to establish yearly prizes for merit in physics, chemistry, medicine and physiology, literature, and world peace. After his death, a prize in economics was also awarded from his fund. Nobel specifically stated that money should only be awarded to those persons who shall have contributed most materially to the benefit of mankind during the year immediately preceding. Having corresponded with many of the readers of my blog, I am ABSOLUTELY certain that not a single one of these would have considered a president who appears to enjoy stirring up wars for our troubled planet as a worthy recipient of Nobel's legacy! As Mr. Dees, Jeff Rense's illustrator commented at the time of the award: "Nobel Peace Prize with Oil Change". As they say here in the American South: "NUFF SAID"!!