Alfred Nobel’s Peace Prize Defiled

Are you KIDDING me?  Are you @#$%&*! KIDDING me?!?!  The Nobel Peace Prize?  For WHAT?  The only thing Comrade Chairman Maobama has done is run around the world telling everyone how bad America is.  We have finally stripped away any pretense of what it actually takes to win the prize these days.  It was questionable when Jimmuh Cahtuh won it.  It was an absolute joke when Al Gore won it for presenting a scientific HOAX.  Now you have an American president doing nothing but playing into the hands of the America-haters around the world.  As the second article indicates, not everyone is thrilled about Obama’s “peace” prize.  Obama’s buddies, the Taliban, were expecting “hope and change.”  They’re not too thrilled with Obama’s resemblance to G.W. Bush when it comes to Afghanistan.  I’m sure Obama is more upset over the disapproval of the Taliban than he is over the prospect of Iran nuking Israel off the map.

Alfred Nobel is turning over in his grave at how his legacy has been distorted.

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http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/09/obama-and-the-nobel-peace-prize/?pagemode=print

October 9, 2009, 8:10 am <!– — Updated: 8:10 am –>

Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

By Nicholas Kristof

So what do you think of President Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize? I’m nonplussed — I admire his efforts toward Middle East peace, but the prize still seems very premature. What has he done?

Obama’s work on the Middle East, mostly through Senator Mitchell’s efforts, are sensible but haven’t produced any results yet. They certainly don’t match the intensive efforts that Bill Clinton made with his Middle East peace negotiations in the fall of 2000. Likewise, Obama’s efforts on nuclear non-proliferation are important, but they are purely an aspiration. All the hard work is yet to come — and trying to renegotiate the NPT will be very hard indeed.

In other areas, Obama has done little. He’s been largely absent on Sudan, Congo, Burma and global poverty and health issues, and doesn’t even have a USAID administrator. I think he has the right instincts on these issues and expect him to get engaged, but shouldn’t the Nobel Peace Prize have a higher bar than high expectations? Especially when there are so many people who have worked for years and years on the front lines, often in dangerous situations, to make a difference to the most voiceless people of the world? I think of Dr. Denis Mukwege at the Panzi Hospital in eastern Congo, or Jo and Lyn Lusi at the Heal Africa Hospital also in eastern Congo, or Greg Mortenson traipsing all over Pakistan and Afghanistan to build schools, or Dr. Catherine Hamlin working for half a century to fight obstetric fistula and maternal mortality in Ethiopia, or so many others. In the light of that competition, it seems to me that it might have made sense to wait and give Obama the Nobel Peace Prize in his eighth year in office, after he has actually made peace somewhere.

In any case, I do hope that the Prize gives Obama a bit more political capital in his Middle East peace efforts, and a bit more confidence and willingness to bang heads there when necessary.

What do you think of Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize, and who would have been your choice?

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http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jK0P-gC2lzZTYcqeKlXBO0XVJ3mA

Taliban condemns Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

By Waheedullah Massoud (AFP) – 1 hour ago

KABUL — The Taliban Friday condemned Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize, saying rather than bring peace to Afghanistan he had boosted troop numbers and continued the aggressive policies of his predecessor.

“We have seen no change in his strategy for peace. He has done nothing for peace in Afghanistan,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP.

“We condemn the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for Obama,” he said by telephone from an undisclosed location.

“When Obama was elected president, we were hopeful he would keep his promise to bring change. But he brought no change, he has continued the same old strategy as (President George W.) Bush.

“He reinforces the war in Afghanistan, he sent more troops to Afghanistan and is considering sending yet more. He has shed Afghan blood and he continues to bleed Afghans and to boost the war here,” he said.

Obama won the award less than a year after he took office with the jury hailing his “extraordinary” diplomatic efforts. … (Complete article HERE)

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  1. […] I think of Dr. Denis Mukwege at the Panzi Hospital in eastern Congo, or Jo and Lyn Lusi at the Heal Africa Hospital also in eastern Congo, or Greg Mortenson traipsing all over Pakistan and Afghanistan to build schools, or Dr. Catherine …Next Page […]

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