Default
Obama And The Nobel War Prize
Thumb jf
March 21, 2011, 07:33 PM
A+
|
a-
Print Friendly and PDF
When Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, Pat Buchanan called it The Affirmative Action Nobel.

Obama did nothing to win the Peace Prize except get elected as the first African-American President with a Muslim middle name. At no time did he do anything to promote world peace. Now that Obama seems to be kinds sorta making war on Libya, Michael Moore has asked Obama to give it back.

I don`t see why he should, nobody else ever does. This is from a 2009 post of mine, The Peace Prize As The Special Olympics Nobel

Even before the age of affirmative action, the Nobel Peace Prize has always been the Special Olympics of the Nobel World. You don’t have to achieve peace, you just have to mean well. Both prizes awarded for, basically, preventing the First World War, which went ahead and happened anyhow All those prizes were for actions tending to prevent the Second World War, which went ahead and happened anyhow.

Closer to our own time, we read that

Shared a prize for making peace in Vietnam. Two years later, North Vietnam, deploying Soviet arms and Democratic congressmen, invaded and conquered South Vietnam. Shared a prize for bringing peace to Northern Ireland, which peace was brought again in the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, (basically a surrender) after some more violence George Bush brought peace to Northern Ireland once more in 2007 and if you’re interested, Hillary Clinton is in Belfast right now, bringing it yet again. Shared a prize for bringing  peace to South Africa–which is not notably peaceful. Solved the problems of the Middle East. No comment. So if Obama doesn’t deserve the Nobel, and he doesn’t, he’s not the first.
Obama`s performance in the Peace Stakes looks pretty good in comparison.