Or Is It The Nobel Appease Prize?
Just curious, is CNN going to “fact check” the Nobel Prize Committee, or have they figured out like the rest of us that it’s a joke that Obama gets the “peace prize” having done nothing but financially run the United States of America into the ground since he took office?
And who was the competition for the “Nobel Peace Prize” anyway?
1. Mahmoud Ahminedjad
2. Mohamar Khadafi
3. Kim Jung Il
With competition like that, no wonder Obama won!
In all seriousness, meet the six people who were passed over for Obama, thanks to the Weekly Standard for publishing the list:
Sima Samar, women's rights activist in Afghanistan: "With dogged persistence and at great personal risk, she kept her schools and clinics open in Afghanistan even during the most repressive days of the Taliban regime, whose laws prohibited the education of girls past the age of eight. When the Taliban fell, Samar returned to Kabul and accepted the post of Minister for Women's Affairs."
Ingrid Betancourt: French-Colombian ex-hostage held for six years.
"Dr. Denis Mukwege: Doctor, founder and head of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. He has dedicated his life to helping Congolese women and girls who are victims of gang rape and brutal sexual violence."
Handicap International and Cluster Munition Coalition: "These organizations are recognized for their consistently serious efforts to clean up cluster bombs, also known as land mines. Innocent civilians are regularly killed worldwide because the unseen bombs explode when stepped upon."
"Hu Jia, a human rights activist and an outspoken critic of the Chinese government, who was sentenced last year to a three-and-a-half-year prison term for 'inciting subversion of state power.'"
"Wei Jingsheng, who spent 17 years in Chinese prisons for urging reforms of China's communist system. He now lives in the United States."
At this point I can only conclude that the Nobel Peace Prize Committee played a very bad joke on Obama and that the narcissistic jerk hasn’t figured it out yet. Fortunately, much of the rest of the world has:
London Times: "Rarely has an award had such an obvious political and partisan intent. It was clearly seen by the Norwegian Nobel committee as a way of expressing European gratitude for an end to the Bush Administration.’
The 1983 Laureate, Lech Walesa: "Who, Obama? So fast? Too fast - he hasn't had the time to do anything yet," Walesa told reporters in Warsaw.
Associated Press finally writing about how Obama's more hope than accomplishment: "The Nobel committee, it seems, had the audacity to hope that he'll eventually produce a record worthy of its prize."
Marc Haines of CNBC: "Despite bombing the MOON, President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize."
Andrew Moylan: "Today's Nobel Prize announcement: clear evidence that the Nobel committee is a strong believer in the doctrine of pre-emptive action."
White House Aide: ""It's not April 1, is it?"
And finally, the inevitable Jimmy Carter quote:
"Former President Jimmy Carter says the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Barack Obama is a 'bold statement of international support for his vision and commitment.'"
Well at least he didn’t call them a bunch of racists.