Friday, October 9, 2009

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize for not yet bombing Iran



And for not yet authorizing 500,000 more troops to Afghanistan....

And for moving those missile defense systems around from one place to another.

And for pulling out all of our troops from Iraq...oh...that's been derailed...

And for getting that one state solution to the Israel-Palestine issue and ending Israeli genocide... opps...maybe that's still to come.

And last but not least, for keeping that massive U.S. pentagon budget intact...


The world puts the pressure on Obama to live up to this award. Can it be taken back if he doesn't?
OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for giving the world "hope for a better future" and striving for nuclear disarmament, in a surprise award that drew both warm praise and sharp criticism.

The decision to bestow one of the world's top accolades on a president less than nine months into his first term, who has yet to score a major foreign policy success, was greeted with gasps of astonishment from journalists at the announcement in Oslo.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Obama for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." But critics -- especially in parts of the Arab and Muslim world -- called its decision premature.

Obama's press secretary woke him with the news before dawn and the president felt "humbled" by the award, a senior administration official said.

When told in an email from Reuters that many people around the world were stunned by the announcement, Obama's senior adviser, David Axelrod, responded: "As are we." {more}

The Russia Today spin...


Obama joins other notables such as Henry Kissinger as great peacekeepers who have won the award.

9 comments:

  1. The only shocker is that he didn't share the prize with Israeli CRIME Minister Netanyahu.

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  2. Less than 10 days into his term, Obama gets nominated. The Nobel prize has become irrelevant.

    Process of Nomination and Selection

    The candidates eligible for the Nobel Peace Prize are those nominated by ... on nominations that must be postmarked no later than 1 February each year. ...

    Maybe it's appropriate that the prize was founded and is funded by an organization started by a man renowned for his expertise in developing newer and more devasting explosives.

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  3. Don't forget Menachem Begin, the leader of the terrorist organization Irgun, also won a Peace Prize just like war criminal Henry Kissinger did.

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  4. Really? Who gives a fuck.

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  5. Well, this little "O-Prize" farce is causing all sorts of havoc and rumblings in the "former peace prize" circles. So far TWO former winners have slammed the Farcial O-We-Love-You-Prize, of course the first to slam him was none other than Mairead Maguire (sorry but just have to say "UP DA IRISH" done gloating now) and also now taking a swing is Lech Walesa from Poland. Perhaps by tomorrow we will have an entire list of former prize winners like Lech, who are now wondering why they ever bothered to get out of bed to get their prize.

    http://irish4palestine.blogspot.com/2009/10/former-winner-sad-about-obama-prize.html

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  6. Angry white guys sitting around in garages drinking Bud Light being told what to think by Glenn Beck?

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  7. Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran (as sung to the Beach Boys-Barbara Ann)

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  8. Perhaps they should move the award ceremony to Tel Aviv.

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  9. It is outrageous and a slight on the Baxter scientists who slipped live bird flu virus into the vaccine shipped to Austria.

    They could have truly brought peace to the world. How can there be conflict when nobody is left alive. Somebody is not looking at the big picture here.

    word verification parev! Oh Yes

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