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Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize: ridiculous 9, October 2009

Posted by thegulfblog.com in American ME Relations.
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Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. What were they thinking? Obama would surely agree that he has done nothing whatsoever to deserve this prize. Plenty of fine words about nuclear weapons, the fractious US-Russian relationship and a nice speech in Cairo ought not a successful Nobel Peace Prize winner make. Action, surely, ought to be its hallmark. Indeed in this department Obama is sorely lacking, even going backwards from his Cairo speech.

The award of this prize appears to be a somewhat pathetic attempt by Norway, or rather some crazy committee there, to curry favor with America in the most craven and stupid manner. Not only will Obama be embarrassed by this award but he will be pilloried throughout the world to say nothing of the American right wing’s apoplectic reaction to this.

This is truly a foolhardy award which risks tarnishing the reputation of a noble institution for a long time to come.