2009-10-09

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize???

Huh?:

OSLO — President Obama today won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.

"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," the committee said. "His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."

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 committee said it attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.

"Obama has as president created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play."


This is ridiculous. Seriously.

UPDATE:

Redditors have gone crazy. Here are some samples:


  • Let me say sincerely: WTF
  • YO OBAMA, I'M GONNA LET YOU FINISH, BUT I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAS THE BEST NOBEL PRIZE WINNER OF ALL TIME.
  • Fox News is gonna LOVE this
  • Fox news will simply say, "Of course he's a communist. This award was given out by a communist country."
  • Well there goes all the credibility that's left in the entire nobel-thing.
  • Credibility? That hasn't been there since Yasser Arafat won it.
  • Eh, at least it makes more sense than that Grammy that he won.
  • Now he just needs that Super Bowl Ring.
  • Stop the bitching, he won it because Sarah Palin is not the vice president.
  • Norway/Sweden = Socialist. Norway gives award to Obama. Obama = Socialist
  • My god, there goes my monocle!
  • Take that Drudge, Hannity, Limbaugh, Beck, et. al. So tell me again how losing the Olympics was an international rejection of Obama?
  • yes, award the Peace Prize to a guy who won't close Gitmo, sends more troops to the sinkhole that is Afghanistan, maintains almost all the Bush military, continues to send US tax money to Israel to pay for arms while watching American jobs flood away, but allows money-losing banks to award billions in bonuses paid for by taxpayer-funded TARP. What a guy. What. a. guy.
  • It's good to see the Nobel committee moving on to winners of the US Presidential election. Remember when Al Gore won the peace prize for a slide show?
  • No seriously, this isn't an article from "The Onion"?

4 comments:

Ron Lankshear said...

I liked the comment about being from The Onion

Following says it all - he hasn't done it yet but perhaps he might

Nobel officials said their stunning pick was meant to build momentum behind Obama's initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.

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In the mean time he continues with the War in Afghanistan and looks like it will spread further into Pakistan. And he is right attacking Al Qaeda is what the War on terror is about. Next the Nobel War Prize

BLBeamer said...

Foolish Earthlings!

I'd like to point out that President Obama authorized a pre-emptive strike on the moon which prevented it being used as a staging point for the long planned invasion of Earth by the forces of Gamulon 7 and their allies of goat-soldiers from Plx-Nynyzr-4.

So of course he deserves the Nobel!

One Salient Oversight said...

So he has won the Nobel piece(s of the moon) Prize?

Gprofessionals said...

I don't think he should have get this prestigious award. I mean what he has done as far as Nuclear Disarmament is concerned. Nothing....
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