Just another opinion on the peace Nobel Price 2009
No it was not a hoax. Early Friday morning, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced that President Barack Obama would receive a consolation prize for namely the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
Here in my humble “around the Corner coffee shop”, my first reaction was, naturally, to spew coffee on my Netbook . My second reaction was to wonder, for what?
There’s been no signing of peace treaties, no stopping of nuclear proliferation, no ending of wars. President Obama hasn’t stood up for human rights in China, hasn’t denounced the oppression of women in the some special parts of the world and hasn’t stared down brutal dictators such as Castro, Chavez, Kim and Ahmadinejad.
Again, I ask me: For what?
The Nobel Committee explains that it was „his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,“ and the fact that he has „created a new climate in international politics.“ Didn’t former VP Al Gore get the award two years ago for seeking to stop climate change?
Mr. Jagland, chairman of the Nobel Committee, gushed,
„Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future.“ In other words, it was the Nobel Prize for Narcissism. Unfortunately, the committee did not pass out barf bags prior to the announcement.
Apparently, the fact that the community organizer took up residence in the White House less than two weeks before Feb. 1 2009 nomination deadline was not as important to the committee as being able to give a slap in the face to his resolute predecessor, George W. Bush.
It certainly sends a message against actually winning in Afghanistan or brings down dictatorship in the World.
The president joins other you’ve-got-to-be-kidding winners Jimmy Carter , who is largely responsible for present-day Iran, Gore, who does nothing but scare people about global warming, and Palestinian terrorist Yasser Arafat, who assumed room temperature in 2004.
Some Blogger started a list of the „Top Ten Reasons Obama Won the Nobel Peace Prize.“
My personal our favorites are these: „For extraordinary diplomacy at the Gates-Crowley ‚Beer Summit'“; and my personal hit is, „He was the 10th caller.“