Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by: Phineas on October 9, 2009 at 1:08 pm

President Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Congratulations, Mr. President! I’m sure this is a proud moment for you and your family. And, on an occasion like this, I certainly wouldn’t want to say anything churlish…

Oh, who am I kidding? Of course I do! Phbbbttt

Like I wrote when Al Gore won the the prize, you mean this isn’t a joke? Will someone please explain to me what He he has done to earn this accolade? According to the Nobel committee:

“The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has 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. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama’s initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

In other words, to translate from the Nobelese, he wins the prize for not being that crazed cowboy, George W. Bush, and for hobbling that rampaging, blundering giant, the United States of America. (You know, the one that in the last eight years liberated 70 million people from two of the worst tyrannies on Earth.) Thus he wins for slipping comfortably into the modern European tradition of appeasement and endless, useless talk, hidden behind the benign masks of “soft power” and “multilateralism.”

By those standards, Neville Chamberlain should get a posthumous award for his contributions to “peace for our time.”

Let’s review a bit of recent history, shall we? Since taking office, President Barack Obama’s contributions to peace have been:

And for the cherry on top of this farcical sundae, winning this award for his role in promoting nuclear disarmament, while hiding his knowledge of Iran’s secret nuclear facility at Qom so it wouldn’t distract from his triumphal appearance at the UN Security Council. When even the French government mocks you for weakness, you know it’s bad.

Promoting peace? The winner of the Nobel peace Prize is making war and turmoil more likely, not less.

While conferring the award on our President (only until January, 2013, we hope) is outrageous, let’s not forget that the Nobel Peace Prize itself is often an outrage. Past winners include these gems:

2005
MOHAMED ELBARADEI (joint winner). He’s done such a nice job with Iran.

2004
WANGARI MAATHAI. The Kenyan ecologist peacefully teaches that the AIDS virus is a biological agent deliberately created by the Man.

2002
JIMMY CARTER JR., former President of the United States of America. A true cosmopolitan, he has undermined the foreign policy of his own country and vouched for the bona fides of tyrants and murderers all over the world.

2001
UNITED NATIONS, New York, NY, USA.
KOFI ANNAN, United Nations Secretary General. Among other things, they have respectively served as the vehicle for, and presided over, one of the biggest scams in history.

1994
YASSER ARAFAT (joint winner), Chairman of the Executive Committee of the PLO, President of the Palestinian National Authority. He was a cold-blooded murderer both before and after receiving the award.

1992
RIGOBERTA MENCHU TUM, Guatemala. She is the notorious Guatemalan faker and author, sort of, of I, Rigoberta Menchu.

1988
THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE-KEEPING FORCES New York, NY, U.S.A. Notwithstanding rapes and sex abuse committed by the team in Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and the Congo, still doing fine work all over the world.

(List via Power Line. I added the links.)

So the President finds himself in sterling company, his self-image fed another heaping helping of narcissism. Are we sure today isn’t April 1st?

POSTSCRIPT: Saturday Night Live nailed it last week. They should have a field day with this.

LINKS: Oh, lots of folks are writing about this. Among them: Fausta; Rick Moran, who notes Obama had been in office no more than 11 days when nominated; Hot Air, where Ed tells us that the DNC thinks we’re terrorist sympathizers for criticizing this award; William Jacobson wonders if this takes all military options off the table. An intriguing, plausible theory.; Iowahawk finds the award letter and makes us laugh; Harry Reid says Obama earned it and makes us laugh, too.

(Cross-posted at Public Secrets)

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  1. steveegg says:

    Much better than what I had ready to go here since ST is still on the mend and you hadn’t made it here to post.

  2. NC Cop says:

    Don’t forget the White House reaction to those who openly laughed about The One getting the prize:

    According to Savannah Guthrie, the White House agrees. A senior administration official sent her an email that said Scarborough should “stop being an a$$hole.”

    You stay classy, Obama.

    Absolutely stunning.

  3. Daman says:

    Obama isn’t the first fraud and traitor to win this award. In fact I think that’s part of the mandatory criteria of potential awardees, “Hmm, a decent human being… NEXT.” Obama was awarded the Nobel for his flagrant disregard for the Constitution he swore to observe and uphold. His desperation to appease sovereignty infringing institutions such as the UN will be the land marks to measure his presidency – that is for sure. There’s a game I found earlier this week that is based around this theme of Obama wanting more than anything to destroy our Union and way of life as Americans, you can google “2011: Obama’s Coup Fails” to find it. The audacity of these globals elites would be hilarious if the consequences weren’t so dire for our country, imagine, patting Obama on the back with an award for consciously destroying his own country.

  4. Yax K'uk' Mo' says:

    I wondered about the whole “nominated after 11 days” thingie myself; read up and found out that the deadline is for nominations from outside the Committee. After that deadline, and before the winners are announced, the Committee can add anyone they choose to the list of nominees.

    Which makes this a little less ludicrous. Slightly.

  5. Severian says:

    Does this mean my investment in Chia Obamas is finally going to pay off? :-?

  6. Fred Beloit says:

    I posted this comment at Riehl’s today. Thought you might like it. Sister:
    “Mis Snarky Doucher told me about Obama’s Prize. I think she really pegged it when she noted:
    “Fred, now we know why Mr. Obama was dragging his feet about Afghanistan and not making a key decision to aid or remove our troops from there. He had obviously heard he was in the running for the prize. How could the Committee have given him a peace prize right after he had ordered a “surge” in Afghanistan? He would have ruined his chances right then. But now, how can he order a surge when he has just received a prize for peace…from the Vikings of all people?”

    Posted by: Fred Beloit | Friday, October 09, 2009 at 03:03 PM

  7. Kunta Evans says:

    I guess we should start crowning the College Football national champion at the beginning of the year based on who has the most potential. Eleven days in office warrants a nod for NPP? They’re gonna have to add a new wing just off of the Oval Office to house his ego.

  8. Bill says:

    Just another smoking gun to add to the pile of other smoking guns proving that the Nobel Peace Prize is really more of a prize based on politics rather than achievement.

    I can’t say I’m surprised. He’s achieved absolutely nothing that even remotely resembles peace. Its really nothing more than the case of a far left liberal socialist organization giving a far left liberal socialist a prize for being a far left liberal socialist.

    Memo to next President of U.S. – Seek out Osama bin Laden and apologize profusely in person for making him attack us on 9/11. You’ll guarantee yourself the Noble Peace Prize within 10 seconds.

  9. Mwalimu Daudi says:

    Kofi Annan also sabotaged efforts to stop the genocide in Rwanda in 1994.

  10. Wallace says:

    Jimmy Carter also said in his book that terrorism should stop when (not now) Israel gave Arabs what they wanted.

  11. Kate says:

    The “Peace Prize” means nothing in the real world…it’s just like an honorary degree in medicine….you can’t practice medicine with it. It hangs on your wall and and is tacked onto you resume to make you look smart…or at least some smart people like you.

    So, there are no stings attached. Your behavior doesn’t have to change, as we see with noted previous winners like Arafat. It’s an award made up by the guilt ridden inventor of dynamite.

    So what do ya think Obama will do with his award money? Pay off the deficit????