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    Italy's Lega Nord Leader Slams Obama as 'Worst President of the United States'

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    US President Barack Obama's policies contradict the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded, Italy's Lega Nord party Matteo Salvini told Sputnik.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Outgoing US President Barack Obama’s foreign policy in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Russia has been opposite of deserving the Nobel Peace Prize, leader of Italy's Lega Nord party Matteo Salvini told Sputnik on Friday.

    "Obama is the worst [president]. Not only regarding Russia, but also what is going on in Syria, situations in Afghanistan, Iraq. I think he has been the worst president of the Unites States. We can't understand how he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, because his policy is opposite," Salvini said, asked about results of Obama’s eight-year presidency.

    He added that Donald Trump winning US presidency was a positive outcome for the whole world, particularly for US-EU and US-Russia relations, as the president-elect pledged to undertake many positive changes in the US foreign policy.

    During Obama’s US presidency, which is set to end on January 20, 2017, the United States established an international coalition launching airstrikes against terrorists in Iraq and Syria, which have not been authorized by the Syrian government or the UN Security Council.

    Washington also introduced several rounds of anti-Russia sanctions since the reunification of Crimea with Russia, accusing Moscow of annexing the region and meddling in the Ukrainian conflict.

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    • copius
      Barrack Hussein Obama will go down as the 2nd worst president of the USA.
      The worst president is still Bush junior. Sorry Obama, you have to settle for 2nd place.
      He will go down as a failed black experiment of the White House.
      He will also be the last black president of USA.
    • tobi.gelandoin reply tocopius(Show commentHide comment)
      copius, You are right !
      But in this contest Bush got : 1000 minus points !!
      Barack Hussein Obama got : 999.999 minus Points :) !!!
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