For the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize,* it wasn’t enough to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan undertaken by his predecessor in the United States presidency, George Bush. Like him, and consistent with his Nobel Peace Prize investiture, Obama has added a new conflict to the record of his country and inaugurated his personal account of warlike confrontations in the name of freedom.
In reference to the leader of Libya, the Nobel Peace Prize stated, “Colonel Gadhafi needs to step down from power. … You've seen with great clarity that he has lost legitimacy with his people.” No wonder, then, that the war against Libya has been launched by the coalition led by the Nobel Peace Prize.
The Nobel Peace Prize speaks of supporting the “international community” to overthrow Gadhafi in defense of human rights, but dozens of countries have rejected the aggression: Russia, China, Brazil, Cuba, Uruguay, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, the African nations and, certainly, the majority of countries that make up the U.N. General Assembly.
With the rationale used by the Nobel of Peace for attacking the Libyan people, intervention in Pakistan could be right around the corner, under the pretext of dislodging the Taliban and al-Qaida from their dens, or perhaps an intervention in some other part of the world.
Obama believes in war. The Nobel of Peace sent a compelling message to the speaker of the House, John Boehner, of the Congress of the United States, and to Daniel Inouye, president pro tempore of the Senate. In his letter, the Nobel of Peace says, “Left unaddressed, the growing instability in Libya could ignite wider instability in the Middle East, with dangerous consequences to the national security interests of the United States.” It is clear that we are speaking of the interests of Washington. The options were oil or death, and the White House has made its disastrous choice.
Soon, there will be a book in circulation about the wars of Obama. Like his predecessors, this Nobel of Peace will be remembered for the armed intervention in Libya. The Nobel Peace Prize has said that the bombs against Libya are to preserve human rights. But as [Uruguay’s] President Mujica said, the bombs involve “a reversal of the current international order.”
“The cure is much worse than the disease. This saving of lives with bombs is an inexplicable contradiction. All this must be mourned,” said Pepe,* even though he is not the Nobel Peace Prize.
*Translator’s Note: “Pepe” is President Mujica’s nickname.
*Editor’s Note: The author refers to Obama as the “Nobel Peace Prize” and the “Nobel of Peace.”