They were chosen "for their nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work," the committee said in Oslo, Norway.A grand social experiment is in progress. Iceland voters were so upset with their 2008–2011 financial crisis, that they blamed the men and elected a lesbian Prime Minister.
"We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society."
Pres. Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. Internationally, I expect him to be known primarily for the Obama Doctrine and the start of the Drone Wars. He has escalated the use of unmanned drones to search and destroy enemies whereever they may be, including countries where we are not at war, such as Libya, Yemen, and Somalia. He does this without any war authorization from Congress or the UN. His drones are controlled by secret elite CIA assassins, and not the military forces. He even kills Americans overseas without due process.
I don't want to get into a foreign policy debate. It is too far off-topic for this blog. I am just pointing out that the Nobel Peace Prize is a joke. Surely the prize committee would never have given the prize to Obama if they had understood his foreign policy.
nothing new to see here re Drone Wars etc, we've been doing this for ages in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Wherever it's in "America's Best Interests" we've sent elite troops, CIA, propped up dictators, etc. Read your history, it's all there.
That's statism in a nutshell: whatever works to keep those in power in power.
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