Wednesday 18 January 2017

Obama proves he's the coolest president ever

Published 05/05/2011 | 05:00

When James Downey described Barack Obama as the "coolest" American president ever (Irish Independent, April 30) I vehemently disagreed.

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Now I see that Mr Downey was indeed correct. Only the coolest of individuals could pick up a Nobel Peace Prize for no discernable reason whatsoever; prosecute and escalate George W Bush's war on terror, which he supposedly opposed; keep Guantanamo Bay open, which he said he'd close; and now order the execution of an unarmed individual who could well have been captured. And keep his Nobel Prize.

Where is the media condemnation? Where are the so-called peace protesters? I seem to recall 100,000 of them on the streets here in Ireland at one stage. But that was when George Bush was president.

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