Obama Awarded JFK Medal Of Courage After 8 Years Of Drone Bombings

By Isaac Davis

Former U.S. President Barack Obama was just named the 2017 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award, “the most prestigious award for public servants.” Named after JFK’s 1957 book, Profiles in Courage, it is awarded annually by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation to “public servants who have made courageous decisions of conscience without regard for the personal or professional consequences.

Obama will receive this award for his efforts in promoting democratic principles in the face of severe political opposition by members of Congress and a divided national political body.

“Faced with unrelenting political opposition, President Obama has embodied the definition of courage that my grandfather cites in the opening lines of ‘Profiles in Courage’: grace under pressure,” Schlossberg said. “Throughout his two terms in office, he represented all Americans with decency, integrity, and an unshakeable commitment to the greater good.”

Obama is being recognized for “his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century,” the foundation said, citing the expansion of health care options for millions, restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba and leadership on an international climate change agreement.” [Source]

Of course, Mr. Obama is humbled, as he should be; however, an award like this gives pause for those who wonder why so much of Obama’s legacy of war, military adventurism, surveillance, and indiscriminate drone bombings of Middle Eastern and African people is so under-represented in conversation about the merits of his eight-year tenure as president.

Obama – 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

In 2009, then President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his actions in the first year of his presidency including the “promotion of nuclear nonproliferation and a ‘new climate’ in international relations fostered by Obama, especially in reaching out to the Muslim world.”

When the Nobel Prize was announced, many on both sides of the political spectrum rightfully thought it was a joke at first, and as Obama’s presidency ground on, it became absolutely clear that while although Obama was indeed a charismatic, charming, and visually appealing president, he in no way was concerned with halting U.S. imperialism or even slowing down the infamous drone bombings which have killed thousands of innocent people, including women and children.

The Nobel Peace Prize, and now the JFK Profile in Courage Award, are indeed jokes because Obama has never been a true supporter of democracy, liberty, or even peace. Not only did he fail to honor his promise to close Guantanamo Bay prison, but he also ended up being the first president in U.S. history to be at war for the entire duration of his presidency, averaging a whopping 72 bombs a day dropped on foreign countries, most of which were majority Muslim nations.

Every Tuesday — reported the New York Times — he personally selected those who would be murdered by mostly hellfire missiles fired from drones. Weddings, funerals, shepherds were attacked, along with those attempting to collect the body parts festooning the “terrorist target”. A leading Republican senator, Lindsey Graham, estimated, approvingly, that Obama’s drones killed 4,700 people. “Sometimes you hit innocent people and I hate that,” he said, but we’ve taken out some very senior members of Al Qaeda.” ~John Pilger

Furthermore, Obama’s accomplishments as president include the destruction of Libya, the financing of political coups in other nations, launching U.S. military intervention in Africa, massive advances in domestic and international surveillance, unprecedented persecution of whistleblowers, and the material support of Islamic terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda and ISIS.

An Anti-Democratic Legacy of Imperialism

While on the surface, awards like these are fantastic for public relations, we live in the era of half-truths, hypocrisy and ignored realities. A time when organizations which have historically promoted democracy, justice, peace and liberty openly engage in superficiality and sycophancy, choosing to remain blind in the presence of betrayal by our leaders.

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It is a sign of the times, though. People no longer seem to care for substance or truth, only style and bias confirmation. War mongers don’t deserve peace prizes, and presidents who leave behind a legacy of imperialism and warfare do not deserve to be honored for their so-called courage in the service of democracy.

Read more articles by Isaac Davis.

Isaac Davis is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and OffgridOutpost.com Survival Tips blog. He is an outspoken advocate of liberty and of a voluntary society. He is an avid reader of history and passionate about becoming self-sufficient to break free of the control matrix. Follow him on Facebook, here.

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  • “….Obamao was just named the 2017 recipient of the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award….” for his achievements in demoralizing Americans.

    The naive Obamanoids will LOVE it !
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  • littljo

    He didn’t deserve the Noble Peace prize and he sure as heck doesn’t deserve to have this one.
    Drain the swamp.
    Silver stakes required.

  • cptspanky

    For what? Being the first Homosexual, Muslim president? Or maybe for being the first President to be tried for treason. One could only hope

  • Darkwing

    What the frell next sainthood???

    • Carnaptious

      Thumbs up for the Farscape reference. And yes, it seems there is no honor for which the honorless Obama is not promoted by his neocon/neoliberalcon friends and sycophants.

  • melsbrew

    Obama and Holder and Clinton need to be delt with by force, once and for all! They are nothing more than useless low life scum bags! AG Jeff Sessions can use any number of legal reasons to put them away for good. Once Gorsuch is confirmed, We need to get that moving with our Congressmen. Because right now, their reason for living is to destroy Trump, the People’s President. We are not going to let that happen!

    • keith

      Dream on man, thats crap has zero chanc e of ever happenning

  • nimbii

    This is going to be one sorry circle jerk.

  • Garry Compton

    Fake News – Fake Nobel Peace Prizes – Fake Presidents – Fake Awards – Fake bombings – the list could go on and on in this Century – its only 2017 folks –

  • Jaime Glibb

    The Pope should confer him the “Golden Chupa Penes” lifetime award.

  • christopher kelly police ret.

    This is how it has always been. GWB 1-PACIFIC airplane shot down-hoax called by Prescot bush–PT109- called by joe kennedy– the john kerry fake viet nam lies and medals–created by the Forbes power family i.e. the SWIFT BOAT JOKE. tHE CREATIONS OF fdr,churchill,mlk,iran contra, north,all network news,feminism with gloria steinem,the dope dealing of colonial america,the entire BUSH clan and the infamous KISSINGER; THE TOP CRIMINAL MURDERING SCUM of the 20th century. He blows stalin,hitler,pol pot ,genghis khan,attila the hun,and all the popes since 800A.D. he grew the term “do what thy wilt” from skull and bones to a new never thought about level.

  • LEMDONUTS

    WHAT A JOKE -YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF FOR SPOILING THE MENORY OF JFK –OBAMA WAS A JERK HE ONLY BECAME PRESIDENT BECAUSE OF TED KENNDY

  • chris

    wow,that was inaccurate reading.”obama was awarded the peace prize in 2009 after his first yr ‘ it was i , less than his first month!

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