I know that the world is in a recession and that there are a bunch of unbelievably cheap deals out there, but apparently, one of the biggest bargains going is the Nobel Peace Prize. Based on today's events, it is obvious that the Nobel Prize was being offered at nearly 99% of it's regular value. That explains how the President, who has done absolutely nothing to warrant it, has just been awarded it (Click to See Full Story: "Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize to mixed reviews").
This just proves how absolutely politically liberal the Nobel judges really are.
Obama's nomination was actually submitted to the Peace Prize Committee only 12 days into his Presidency. At that juncture, this man had hardly done anything on the world stage except to give all-too-many B.S. speeches. Even since then, there are highly questionable actions that he has taken towards peace in the Middle East, the Korean peninsula, and in Eastern Europe. Note this Associated Press opinion piece just recently written about Obama's success on the world stage: "Analysis: Obama's woes keep piling up around globe". (It should be noted that the Associated Press is a fairly liberal group who is normally very friendly to Obama.)
One thing is for sure, he hasn't created peace in this country. In fact, the political atmosphere here is as divisive as I have ever seen it; at least since the Vietnam war. So much for Obama's promise to reach across the political aisle.
There have been critics of the Nobel Peace Prize for years and this only adds fuel to the fire.
The suggestion by the Nobel Committee that this President deserves the award because of what he says he will do is just moronic. He says a lot of things and hardly anything ever becomes a reality. In fact, he may go down in history as the "Broken Promises President".
In the citation for the award the Nobel Committee said: "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". Once again, there is this "hope" thing. Hope is just a feeling which does not necessarily ever become a reality. Don't these people understand that Obama talks a lot but rarely delivers on the goods! One of the synonyms for hope is "castles in the air" and that probably says more about Obama than anything else. Others include "a fool's paradise" and a "daydream".
To me there are hundreds of better choices. I, for one, would have awarded it to the founders (collectively) of Doctors Without Borders. Even Cindy Sheehan has more cred for winning it than Barack Obama.
What is done is done. However, it just cheapens this once-prestigious award.