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Saturday, October 10, 2009 

The comedy of Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize

Who knew? But that's what just happened, POTUS Obama won the most politicized prize on the planet (Hat tip: Hot Air):
The stunning choice made Obama the third sitting U.S. president to win the Nobel Peace Prize and shocked Nobel observers because Obama took office less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline. Obama’s name had been mentioned in speculation before the award but many Nobel watchers believed it was too early to award the president…

The Nobel committee praised Obama’s creation of “a new climate in international politics” and said he had returned multilateral diplomacy and institutions like the U.N. to the center of the world stage. The plaudit appeared to be a slap at President George W. Bush from a committee that harshly criticized Obama’s predecessor for resorting to largely unilateral military action in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Rather than recognizing concrete achievement, the 2009 prize appeared intended to support initiatives that have yet to bear fruit: reducing the world stock of nuclear arms, easing American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthening the U.S. role in combating climate change.

“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Nobel Committee said.
Naturally, one can only wonder, what did he do to deserve this so-called prize? Easy. He represents everything that the pretentious politicians of Norway hold dear in their leftist elitism. The Financial Times practically wonders what the whole point of the prize is. Indeed, there isn't any. It's just a whole farce, and this year may be the one where people wake up to understand that.

Update: here's more on how the MSM - even them - are startled and skeptical about Obama's winning the pretentious prize.

Update 2: but if there's any dreadful politician who thinks this is great, it's Shimon Peres, whom Debbie Schlussel writes about over here. I agree, Peres is terrible, even today.

Others on the subject include Michelle Malkin, Northern Thoughts and Reflections, Okie on the Lam in LA, Stop the ACLU, Founding Bloggers, Protein Wisdom, The Snooper Report, Random Yak, Cathouse Chat, Sharp Right Turn, And Rightly So, Designated Conservative, The Other McCain, Ztower, The City Square.

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