Seems nearly anyone can get the Peace Prize.
FOR WHAT? What has he done to earn such an honor?
Seriously….What has he done to earn it?
I’m not trying to insult the man here, but he has no more earned it that my brother has. (hey, they are both decent men and all that, but neither one has done anything to earn recognition by the Nobel Committee). This is an insult to those who have done something to earn the prize. By awarding this to Mr. Obama at this time, the committee demonstrates that this prize is just a political award, and no longer recognition for Truly Good Works.
Bah. The Nobel Committee is now just a parody of what it once was.
The nomination deadline was, IIRC, only 2 weeks after his inauguration. so how indeed could he have done anything worth reviewing by that time? Perhaps, as with most liberals, Good Intentions are all that matter to the committee?
Even the “Times” (UK, that is…) agrees.
Snark can be found HERE
After hearing his speech, the thought occured to me that had he really meant what he said in the opening of his speech, he would have graciously declined the award, (hey, for the liberals, this would have been even better than the award itself…) and instead named several others who actually did deserve it. “I do not deserve this award, and I gratefully thank the Committee, but I must humbly decline the award as I have not yet completed my agenda, and therefore haven’t done enough to deserve this fine honor” or something along those lines
I mean, the honor of having been awarded the prize, even though it is BS, is still there, whether you take it or not. And deep down, even Mr.Obama must know he doesn’t deserve it.
But that would have been the Classy Thing to do, and I have a feeling that there are going to be a lot of opportunities to do the Right Thing, and Show Some Class that he will miss.
Or, is it about the money? I mean, that is a LOT of scratch. What will he do with it?
Probably not the Classy Thing….
Rainbows and Unicorn Farts….
In his will, Alfred Nobel stipulated that the recipent of the peace prize should go to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations and the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the formation and spreading of peace congresses“.
“Splain how Mr. Obama made that list, please? I mean, seriously.
My brother is looking better and better for next year. He intends to break up a fight next month.