Presidential Medal of Freedom Replicates Nobel Hypocrisy
by Stephen Lendman
America honors its worst, punishes its best - the way all rogue states operate.
Biden is part of America’s criminal class, complicit in its high crimes
of war and against humanity. Yet Obama awarded him the Presidential
Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor - mocking what it
claims to represent. One war criminal honored another.
earlier article explained the award’s origination. On July 6, 1945,
Harry Truman authorized awarding the Medal of Freedom “to any
person.who, or on after December 7, 1941, has performed a meritorious
act or service which has aided the United States in the prosecution of
a war against an enemy or enemies and for which an award of another
United States medal or decoration is considered inappropriate.”
On February 22, 1963, Jack Kennedy replaced it with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
awarded “for especially meritorious contributions to (1) the security
or national interests of the United States, or (2) world peace, or (3)
cultural or other significant public or private endeavors.”
nation is more contemptuous of lofty principles it espouses than
America, none more ruthless, none more disdainful of peace, stability
and rule of law principles, none more guilty of immeasurable human
and Biden are war criminals, belonging in prison, not high office. Past
honorees include a rogue’s gallery of unworthies, notably warriors, war
criminals, corrupt politicians and bureaucrats, corporate predators,
and media scoundrels. Lots of celebrity figures also regularly win the
people and America’s best are snubbed. Fake news proliferator CNN
tweeted “it was a perfect finish to a bromance for the ages.”
citation accompanying the medal cited Biden’s “charm, candor, unabashed
optimism and deep and abiding patriotism,” along with his “strength and
grace to overcome great personal adversity” - calling him one of the
most “consequential vice presidents in American history.”
belongs in the dock for high crimes of war and against humanity, major
“consequential” offenses for millions of US victims over the past eight
years, millions more earlier, reflecting America’s sordid record of
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