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K “This year, the Awards Committee for the ‘Cameo In Courage’ Award is bestowing a special lifetime achievement award to . . . Mr. William E. Binney, Mr. Thomas A. Drake and Mr. John Kiriakou, all of the United States, for dedicating their professional lives to the good of their country at considerable cost to themselves.”
J “Great choices. Long overdue.”
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K “Mr. Drake is also the 2011 recipient of the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling and co-recipient of the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) award.”
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J “Kennedy, Inc. gave their award to O’Bama, Inc. I wouldn’t call it a courageous decision, but I would call it a predictable and strategic move.”
K “Cross-breeding within the ruling class. JFK instead of the AKC. The award is an effort by the Kennedys to keep the Kennedy brand visible and relevant.”
J “If O’Bama had proposed, pursued and passed a single payer health care system as propounded by the enlightened members of the medical profession rather than selling out and selling the nation a bill of goods described as the ‘Romney – O’Bama Unaffordable Health Careless Act’, he would be both a man of his word and a courageous man of his word. But he is not.”
K “He also spent considerable public resources prosecuting truly courageous individuals and public servants acting courageously such as the Binneys, Drakes and Kiriakous.”
J “The grand and perverse irony is that O’Bama went to great lengths to punish the courageous.”
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[See the e-commentary at “First Annual ‘Cameo In Courage’ Award For 2016 (May 9, 2016)”, “Award Deadlines (Livelines?) (July 25, 2016)”, “On Courage and Truth (March 17, 2008)” and “Clinton, Inc., Trump, Inc., Bush, Inc., Kennedy, Inc., O’Bama, Inc. (October 24, 2016)”.]
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From the Kennedy Clan:
Thank you for taking the time to submit a nomination for the 2017 Profile in Courage Award.
This year we received a record number of nominations – nearly 30,000 – from people wishing to recognize courageous leaders for standing up for the greater good.
We are heartened by the unprecedented interest in heralding acts of political courage by our elected officials, and thrilled to have so many qualified nominees. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to be the first to hear about this year’s winner.
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