Thursday, December 10, 2009

UPDATED: Oxymoronic News of the Day

"I believe that the United States of America must remain a standard bearer in the conduct of war."
War President Obama delivered his acceptance speech today just before he received the Nobel Peace Prize. And the audience in Norway nodded in agreement and applauded.

It's a positively Orwellian moment in the annals of history. He acknowledged the irony of receiving the prize, and yet he escalates the war in Afghanistan. Obama's just another slick Democratic pol, elected president, along with others since Wilson, as Dennis Perrin has written in his book, "Savage Mules: The Democrats and Endless War," who surrender to violence, imperialism, authoritarianism and the worst right-wing capitalism.


Amy Goodman today on DN!
'In a possible attempt to avoid questions about the Afghan war, the White House has canceled the traditional press conference held for the Nobel Peace Prize winners. In addition, the White House has canceled other events held every year, including a dinner with the Norwegian Nobel Committee, a television interview, appearances at a children’s event promoting peace, as well as a visit to an exhibition in his honor at the Nobel Peace Center."
No wonder, because Reuters also reports
"President Barack Obama said on Thursday there would be no "precipitous drawdown" of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and cautioned that U.S. troops could still be there for years to come".


  1. So invasion, torture, disappearances and civilian slaughter are the standards so many in the world are failing to live up to?

  2. So your Jesus is Che Guevara 1850 years before the fact?
    Christianity is the religion of which socialism is the practice?
    Gays are in the vanguard towards a progressive future?
    And this will attract people-how? You've shrunk, according to your own church's official estimates, too just over 2 million people out of 305+ million; you're shrinking both absolutely and relatively. You preach "Celebrate our diversity!" while remaining at least 95% white (and middle/upper middle class white at that). You preach empowerment-and remain comfortable ensconced disproportionately in power and privilege.
    You yourself live in a ghetto about as "diverse" in color as cream cheese.
    Do you still seriously expect anyone to take you seriously?


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