Obama, Who Won a Peace Prize, is at War Longer Than Any Other President
President Obama, recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, has been at war longer than any other American president in history.
“If the United States remains in combat in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria until the end of Mr. Obama’s term — a near-certainty given the president’s recent announcement that he will send 250 additional Special Operations forces to Syria — he will leave behind an improbable legacy as the only president in American history to serve two complete terms with the nation at war,” reported The New York Times.
Obama prided himself as an anti-war candidate when he first entered the White House. Around this time eight years ago, he vowed to end America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — but that is a promise he has yet to fulfill.
Eliot A. Cohen, a military historian at Johns Hopkins University, said that with Obama as commander-in-chief, the nation has endured a “rather strange” war.
“No president wants to be a war president,” Cohen told The Times. “Obama thinks of war as an instrument
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