Just like attitudes and laws surrounding tobacco products evolved over decades, so will campaigns aimed at reversing the childhood obesity epidemic. The progress with sodas in schools shows it can be done.
When considering torture and terror, the first question of relevance is, Do we require an experience of torture and terror first hand, either as a survivor or as a witness, to be credible on the subject?
It's always a little awkward when you try to give someone an award and they reject it, citing their objections to the "insane war" you are conducting in alliance with a "criminal empire." Well, let's face it: all rejection is a little awkward.