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A contrast of 2 Nobel Peace Prize winners
This past week, the Rev. Desmond Tutu(Nobel Peace Prize winner, 1984)--joined by 2 others, Mairead Maguire(1977 honoree) and Adolfo Perez Esquivel(1980 recipient)--wrote a letter in support of whistleblower Bradley Manning, who has been sitting in jail for over 2 years while awaiting trial on framed-up charges of leaking "secret" U.S. government files and "aiding the enemy," charges that could send him to life imprisonment...
In that supporting letter, Rev. Tutu eloquently "implored the U.S. government to prioritize addressing the systemic frailties exposed in the leaked documents above prosecuting whistle-blowers." Contrast that principled stance with the arrogant invective from the 2009 Nobel "Peace" Prize laureate, Barack Obama, who said that Pvt. Manning "committed a crime," even before any formal charges have been lodged! And the current White House Occupant was once a lecturer of Constitutional law at the U of Chicago, no less! What a shameful display of Imperial "unitary executive" hypocrisy!
By the way, Mr. Obama was heard in today's newscasts lecturing Myamar's president on the virtue of "freeing political prisoners" who have been imprisoned without proper due process of law. Apparently, neither POTUS 44 Obama nor the corporate-bin-Laden media recognized the supreme irony of the American's misplaced braggadocio.