Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. For what? Peace in Afghanistan? Peace in Iraq? Peace in the Middle East? Nope.
How about peace in Chicago, Honduras, Detroit, or somewhere? Nope.
What a joke. Was Chris Matthews on the committee?
What an embarrassment to the Nobel Peace Prize legacy. How about waiting until Obama actually did something, then give him the prize?
But then again, we elected Obama before he accomplished anything, so who are we to criticize.
Some more thoughts (something of an open thread all day):
►An insult to the people who actually deserved it. Remember, there were people who risked their lives for freedom, human rights and liberty who are not receiving the prize this year because of Obama’s cult of personality.
Also, an insult to the American people because it is such a clear political play. This cheap trick will backfire, because it perpetuates the cult of personality which is becoming Obama’s biggest political liability as we emerge from electoral state of semi-consciousness to understand that Obamamania is driving us off a cliff.
The Obama worship always was completely divorced from any semblance of reality, and now it has gone international.
And just watch the mainstream media and nutroots play the race card against critics of this pathetic joke on humanity.
►If the shoe fits: “The Emperor has a Peace Prize but no clothes.”
►A reader asks who else was under consideration and more deserving. From an AFP article:
- Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai the “former trade union activist and opposition leader, who vowed for years to bring an end to President Robert “Mugabe’s dictatorship” in the once-flourishing southern African country, has served as prime minister in a national unity government with Mugabe since February 2009.”
- “Other possible laureates mentioned were jailed Chinese dissident Hu Jia, Colombian senator Piedad Cordoba who has campaigned for a peaceful solution to the almost 50-year-old conflict in her country, and Afghan doctor and women’s rights activist Sima Samar.”
- “Among other names that have circulated in the run-up to the announcement are Vietnamese Buddhist monk and democracy advocate Thich Quang Do, Chechen human rights lawyer Lidiya Yusupova, and Russian activist Svetlana Gannushkina.”
- “Possible laureates were seen as the Cluster Munitions Coalition or the humanitarian organisation Handicap International.”
►I almost forgot, the “anyone who does not think Obama walks on water must hate America” meme is circulating, started by Mark Kleiman: Why do the wingnuts so hate America?
►I think it is a mistake to view this as “affirmative action.” Obama’s race had little to do with it. Rather, this was a slap at U.S. sovereingty and any U.S. foreign policy which puts U.S. interests first. That’s the same reason they gave Al Gore the award. Obama embodies a surrender to international jurisdiction. Just read what the Nobel committee said (emphasis mine):
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. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.
For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world’s leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama’s appeal that “Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges.”
►More on this at my related posts: Farce Repeats Itself As History, So I Guess All Military Options Are Off The Table Now and What I Did For World Peace Today .