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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Obama’s Nobel & START: Peacemaker Arrives Empty-handed

Obama’s Nobel & START: Peacemaker Arrives Empty-handed

by Eric Walberg / December 9th, 2009 (0)

Obama desperately needed a new nuclear arms treaty to replace START I to provide some justification for the Nobel Committee’s gamble. The award in the face of US imperial wars and hubris is proving to be extremely embarrassing to everyone, left and right. In awarding the Nobel Prize to Obama on 9 October, the selection committee “in particular looked at Obama’s vision and work toward a world without atomic weapons,” giving him an out, if he could at least bring a nuclear arms treaty with him.

Instead, US inspectors packed their bags last week and left Russian nuclear sites unmonitored for …
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