President Obama wins peace prize
Will President Barack Obama give General Stanley A. McChrystal the 40,000 troops requested to fight the war in Afghanistan?
By Alex Alonso
October 9, 2009
President Barack Obama won the Nobel peace prize during a time when he has to decide whether he will approve the deployment of 40,000 troops to Afghanistan to accommodate General Stanley A. McChrystal’s request. The timing of this award questions the political influence that the Nobel Prize Committee is trying to bestow over the President’s final decision on the General’s request.
It will not serve the President well if he continues to emphasize international diplomatic efforts with nations including Iran and North Korea if he continues an 8-year war in Afghanistan by putting more US soldiers in harms way. Being a holder of this award now puts a different type of pressure on the President to where the expectation from the international community will be that of diplomacy over war. If so, Gen. McChrystal will not receive the 40,000 troops, and most likely the four-star General who has nothing else to prove or achieve in the military, will most likely resign from his 33 years of service into civilian life.
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