Obama’s Peace Prize

June 7th, 2013. Filed under: Reruns.

First posted October 10, 2009

The 14th Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureates.

While returning from my trip to the mainland yesterday, I kept hearing about Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.  At first I thought it was just some kind of hoax, but had to accept that it was indeed true.  The one thing most people were in agreement on was the fact that they couldn’t figure out why he was the recipient.  Past recipients have included

  • Ralph Bunche
  • Albert Schweitzer
  • Dag Hammarskjold
  • Linus Pauling
  • Martin Luther King, Jr
  • Mother Teresa
  • Lech Walesa
  • Archbishop Tutu
  • the Dalai Lama
  • Nelson Mandela

They all worked to advance peace.  Even our peanut farmer, Jimmy Carter, earned his Nobel honorably.  Where does Obama fit into this group?

The Nobel Peace Prize was once a prestigious award.  The prestige began wearing off when Al Gore, “inventor of the Internet” and creator of both convenient and inconvenient lies came out as a Nobel award winner.  I guess he maybe brought peace among the proponents of the global warming theory.  Is global warming the reason why our country had snow in June and is going to have record cold temperatures this winter?

One thing to take into consideration is the fact that the nominations for this prize closed after Obama had been in office only two weeks.  Who nominated him and why did they think he was going to turn into a peacemaker some day?  Some day isn’t what it’s all about, people.

Everyone is wondering what rationale was used.  Alfred Nobel’s will stated that the Peace Prize should be awarded “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

If you want to find out more about these Nobel Prizes and the previous winners you can start here while we wait for Obama to do something, anything, to earn this once prestigious award.

Update: I still don’t see what he’s done to promote peace. We’re now involved in more wars as well as encouraging wars.

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