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article imageRon Paul: Obama should have turned down the Nobel Peace Prize

By Andrew Moran     Dec 12, 2009 in Politics
Former 2008 Republican Presidential candidate and Congressman from Texas Ron Paul recently spoke with Russia Today about President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and the author of "End the Fed" believes the President should have turned it down.
“He should have turned it down,” says Republican Congressman Ron Paul of Texas on Russia Today this week as U.S. President Barack Obama claimed his Nobel Peace Prize award in Oslo, Norway on Friday.
As the 44th President of the United States adds 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan and authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to increas unmanned drones in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which expands the war into Pakistan, many feel that Obama did not deserve the prestigious award because he is not promoting peace with his actions.
The Nobel committee said the former Illinois Senator was awarded the prize because of his efforts to increase diplomacy around the world and co-operation with other nations.
The author of “Revolution: A Manifesto” and “A Foreign Policy of Freedom,” Dr. Paul, added, “He’s expanding the war and the people should be embarrassed. I mean how can you believe in preventive war, that is, believe in the principle of starting wars and expanding wars and getting a peace prize. I mean I don’t see any signs of peace. I see the world as more dangerous. More dangerous with the former administration and the danger expands with this administration.”
A recent poll, according to Politico, shows that only 26 per cent of Americans believe Pres. Obama should have won the Nobel Peace Prize.
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