weakening the nobel peace prize

October 12, 2009

Nobel Peace Prize winners of the past: Mother Teresa, Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela. 2009: Barack Obama? Ironic that Obama was awarded the Peace prize on the day that he was meeting the Joint Chiefs of Staff about increasing military presence in Afghanistan and while he is tending two major wars.

I like Barack, but this is just embarrassing celebrity worship. Please let him accomplish something with some measure of consistency over time before presenting awards. This would have been a lot more meaningful after his presidency (depending on his actions of course). Or maybe it was just another way to take a shot at the hated George W. Bush. Obviously, worse people have won this award (think 1994 – Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin), but I hold the people I like to a higher standard.

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