And The Winner Is…President Barack Obama?!?!
I thought I hadn’t awakened from my sleep and was still dreaming when I heard that our most highly esteemed potentate and savior of the world, President Barack Hussein Obama, had won the Nobel Peace Prize [Article – Obama says he’ll accept Nobel as ‘call to action’].
President Obama was gracious in his acceptance speech. He had the same feeling of shock and surprise that millions upon millions of people experienced when it was announced that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize. He acknowledged that he was not deserving of the prize and didn’t view the award “as a recognition of my own accomplishments,” but rather as a recognition of goals he has set for the U.S. and the world. Mr. Obama said, “I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many transformative figures that have been honored by this prize.” But, he said, “I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations to confront the challenges of the 21st century.”
What accomplishments? Community organizing? Being a state senator? Performing the duties of a U.S. Senator for the sum total of two years? Talking about hope and change? By transformative figures, I am guessing that President Obama is excluding the late bloodthirsty terrorist Yasser Arafat. It should give us all a warm fuzzy that Obama is accepting the award as a “call to action”. You mean like giving the barbaric Taliban in Afghanistan a role in the government there [Article – Obama Focusing on al Qaeda, not Taliban]?
The selection of President Obama as the winner of the prize has sparked controversy…perhaps because he has done NOTHING. Has he brought Israel and the Palestinians together? Was Obama a key element in freeing millions of people from the clutches of cruel, tyrannical dictators? Is the conflict in Afghanistan resolved and is there finally peace there? Has he persuaded Iran to not develop nuclear weapons? How about stopping the violence in Darfur, a place that gave leftists an excuse to concentrate their anger, harassment and hatred toward former President George W. Bush? Has he encouraged North Korea to cease their nuclear ambitions? Has he managed to bring people in his own country together in peace and harmony, especially in his home town of Chicago, Illinois [Article – Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize]?
What was the motivation behind the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s decision-making process? After all, the deadline for submitting candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize had come only 12 days after Obama took office. Did they award the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama in the hopes that he would bring peace in the very near future? Not exactly. Here’s the quote from Nobelprize.org:
“for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”
Then a whole lot of people should have been considered for the award, if all one has to do is make an effort toward promoting or establishing peace.