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Friday, 9 October 2009

The Obama Peace Effort

OK, I have now discovered that the Nobel Peace Prize nominations closed on 1 February 2009, 12 days after President Obama was inaugurated.

During that period the only peace or military activity I can find is an executive order signed on January 23 which authorised missile attacks from Pakistani-based CIA-operated unmanned drone aircraft at targets in Pakistani tribal areas. About 20 civilians were killed in the two missile attacks.

The White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, declined to answer questions on the civilian deaths.

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