June 22, 2013
An Irish socialist politician called Obama out as a war criminal following the conclusion of the G8 in her country earlier this week.
Clare Daly told the Irish Parliament Obama is a “war criminal” and “hypocrite of the century” for his remarks concerning the Northern Ireland peace process while supporting al-Qaeda in Syria and conducting a drone program responsible for killing thousands, including innocent women and children.
“Is this person going for the hypocrite of the century award?” Daly asked. “Because we have to call things by their right names, and the reality is that by any serious examination, this man is a war criminal.”
The Irish Taoiseach, or prime minister, Enda Kenny, responded forcefully to Daly’s criticism of Obama and his visit to the country.
Kenny said the comments were a “disgrace” because Obama “wants to support [the Irish peace process] visibly, personally and with assistance from the US where 35 million Irish-Americans want this peace process to continue.”