A Peace Nobel Prize for a War President

Video from 2002, Presidential Candidate Barack Obama states he would have voted against the Iraq War.

In December 2009 President Obama committed thirty thousand more troops to Afghanistan, but also announced a withdrawal could begin as early as the middle of 2011. Meanwhile, some in the U.S are skeptical Obama's new strategy will work.

Barack Obama is the surprise winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
The Committee praised what it called his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy".

When foreign policy is well-reasoned, we see attention given to humanitarian issues like housing, jobs, health care and education. When that policy consists of applying a military solution to a political problem, however, we see death, destruction, and suffering. Director Robert Greenwald witnessed the latter during his recent trip to Afghanistan--the devastating consequences of U.S. airstrikes on thousands of innocent civilians.

The footage you are about to see is poignant, heart-wrenching, and often a direct result of U.S. foreign policy.

We must help the refugees whose lives have been shattered by U.S. foreign policy and military attacks. Support the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, an organization dedicated to helping women and children, human rights issues, and social justice. Then, become a Peacemaker.

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