As of about a week ago the current number of drone strikes stood at 378, of that 326 have been authorized by the current administration.
It was “explained” to me by a believer in the change mantra that when Obama received his Nobel it was because of what he “might” do in the future, the “hope” he offered the world-not for anything he had actually done up to that point.
I wasn’t aware that the Nobel awarded anticipatory awards-if so then I imagine myself and everyone else is likewise worthy of one because we might do something also.
I wonder if this is the genesis of a new approach-maybe the Olympic Committee could do likewise? Or how about banks lending everybody money because they “might” purchase a home or start a business?
Maybe when a student enrolls in college they should just go ahead and bestow a diploma on them because they “might” graduate.
The possibilities are endless, and remove the burden of actually earning or accomplishing something.
Would seem the Nobel Committee might be second guessing their decision along about now-that they might question whether this is the road to peace, or whether those eighty odd prisoners in Gitmo who have been cleared and yet to be released have not been molded into future terrorist due to their unlawful detention courtesy of Uncle Sam.
The president says that despite the promises he made, despite stating that Gitmo would be closed if elected, it’s out of his hands, he hasn’t the authority to do so.
Truth of the matter is he could do exactly that by presidential order, a signing statement, or as Commander in Chief of the armed forces since Gitmo is a military prison.
But then it’s politics and politicians isn’t it? With any luck things “might” get better at some point in the future as “hope” reigns eternal.
Bush/Obama…Obama/Bush…increasingly difficult to tell the difference-I’m beginning to believe they were separated at birth.