Before you go, Obama: 'Has any other Nobel Peace Prize-winner dropped 100k bombs?'
On President Barack Obama's last day in office, the legacy of the first president to win a Nobel Peace Prize so early in office is weighed against his becoming the first president to bomb several countries over eight years.
On Thursday, Obama's last full day as president, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter confirmed that US bombers hit Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) camps outside the Libyan city of Sirte, leaving 80 jihadists dead. Reuters cited US officials when reporting that B-2 stealth bombers carried out the attacks.
The US is believed to have dropped at least 26,171 bombs in 2016, an increase of 3,000 from the year before. About 93 percent, or 24,287 of them, fell on Iraq and Syria, according to Micah Zenko, a Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow.
Hey @BarackObama, quick question before you go:— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) January 20, 2017
Has any other Nobel Peace Prize winner ever dropped over 100,000 bombs on people???
Some last acts of Obama administration? Continue to bomb arab countries (Libya, Syria, and Yemen). Deaths in 10,000s #NotMyPresident either— Tim Aumiller (@timaumiller) January 20, 2017
Yes trump is horrible and im sad tht obama has 2 go, but let's not forget that under Obama a bomb was dropped almost every 20min for 8 YEARS— Seneca Hate-Club 🔥 (@SenecaHateClub) January 20, 2017
@shannonnfloodd I like the memes n hate Trump too but the Obama administration on average dropped a bomb every 20 mins last year, not good.— Fay (@LaFayman) January 20, 2017
You all praising obama like he didn't bomb the Middle East every day— Alex (@chandeliwr) January 20, 2017
Honestly, Obama shouldn't be in this picture with these two great men. He didn't do shit other than bomb innocent civilians. https://t.co/wWFb4BJhrK— fargo (@TypicalHybrid_) January 19, 2017
Low profile?? @thehill Didn't Obama bomb Libya this morning...🙄— Georgann 💫 (@blkdiamond97) January 19, 2017
Last night for Barack Obama.— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 19, 2017
The Nobel Peace Prize winner who dropped over 100,000 bombs during his presidency.
Buh bye, Barry.
Nobel Peace prize winner Barack Obama, droned many innocents will say good bye from his Presendential post.— In Search of Peace (@SuprSamurai) January 19, 2017
Reminder that #Obama bombed innocent families and children in Libya (before Isis even existed) & funnily enough won a Nobel peace prize!— Jana (@GigisRight) January 19, 2017
The Obama tenure droped a bomb every 20min for 8yrs. More than 12,000 of those a dropped on Syria in 2016 alone. Nobel peace prize my ass.— TheHubrisKing (@TheNewGodFlow) January 19, 2017
President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize and the $1,400,000 that comes with it, but dropped over 100,000 bombs during his presidency. #Fail— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) January 19, 2017
Love Obama but still laugh when I remember he won a Noble Peace Prize...what a joke smh— naveed (@naBOOGIEE) January 19, 2017