Friday, October 09, 2009

WTF?

I thought the Times headline must be a joke, or that The Onion had somehow hijacked their home page, but others news sources say the same thing:

What?

This is such a big mistake. The U.S. is still involved in two devastating, expensive, unnecessary wars. Obama has been in office less than a year; while he may accomplish much, his accomplishments do not yet justify this award. I think I would support giving the Nobel Peace Prize to a sitting U.S. President only if he'd actually gotten a signed agreement of some kind out of the Israeli/Palestinian/Arab mess. I mean, St. Jimmy Carter had to do humanitarian work for more than 20 years to earn this prize.

And this makes the Peace Prize look completely political. It kills the committee's credibility and gives more ammunition to wingnuts frothing about the vast left-wing conspiracy. What a damn shame.

7 comments:

tjd said...

Right on the money.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Thank you. I watched Obama's statement; he frowned straight through and sounded anything but pleased.

Paul Muller said...

Not only that, its all gonna come back on him when there is the inevitable setback on some international issue.

How long before we hear Limbaugh start to call for the Nobel Committee to "strip Obama of a prize he does not deserve..."

Just a matter of days, I expect.

Lisa Hirsch said...

You think it'll take that long?

Joe Barron said...

Limbaugh's response is no concern of mine. He's a hate-monger, pure and simple. Obama could cure cancer and he'd find something to complain about. I'm all for slaps at the Bush administration, but you're right. This is premature. I mean I like Obama, but jeez.

Edmund G. Brown, Jr. said...

@Lisa, re: your original post . . . .

Yup.

Celeste said...

agreed, even after everything that I have read. It just isn't sitting right with me.