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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

An award for the end of American exceptionalism.
The Nobel Peace Prize awarded to President Obama yesterday was greeted with astonishment as much as any other emotion, even among many of his admirers. Our own reaction is bemusement at the Norwegian decision to offer what amounts to the world's first futures prize in diplomacy, with the Nobel Committee anticipating the heroic concessions that it believes Mr. Obama will make to secure treaties that will produce a new era of global serenity.

Maybe he really is The One.

Mr. Obama seemed more than a little......


  • While there are some people in its history who have received the Nobel Peace Prize that deserved it a hell-of-a-lot less than Barack Obama (Henry Kissinger and Yassar Arafat come instantly to mind), I don't think the good folks in Olslo did the president any favors by presenting the Nobel to him so early in his presidency.

    Woodrow Wilson received his in 1919 only after his work for the League of Nations (at considerable cost to his own physical health).

    Theodore Roosevelt obtained his prize in 1906 after negotiating an end to the war between Japan and Russia.

    Jimmy Carter got his (post-presidency)after bringing Egypt and Israel together - no small feat!

    All due respect to the president - after all, he never solicited this award and it was as much of a surprise to him as it was to everybody else - but what the hell has HE done for peace lately?

    Am I missing something?


    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

    By Blogger Tom Degan's Daily Rant, at 7:32 AM  

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