President Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Pize

U.S. President Barack Obama’s selection as winner of the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday left many Americans puzzled about why he deserved the honor.” -Reuters Oct. 9th, 2009

Yes, that’s right. Our president won the Nobel Peace Prize.

“‘It would be wonderful if I could think why he won,’ said Claire Sprague, 82, a retired English professor as she walked her dog in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. ‘They wanted to give him an honor I guess but I can’t think what for.'” -Reuters Oct. 9th, 2009

Apparently us citizens are not the only puzzled ones:

So is he. ^

“Obama said he did not feel like he deserved to be in the company of past winners, and that he does not view the prize ‘as a recognition of my own accomplishments.'” -The Hill Oct. 9th 2009

So what do I think? Well there are some “reasons” that have been given to explain the award. Reuters said that he received the award for hiscalls to reduce the world’s stockpile of nuclear weapons and working for world peace.” The Nobel Committee claimed it was for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

Time Magazine’s Nancy Gibbs responds: “The last thing Barack Obama needed at this moment in his presidency and our politics is a prize for a promise.” This, I agree with.

Well, the facts pretty well explain it. But it was probably just another Nobel Political-Pleaser.

-Ben


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3 comments

  1. Great job Ben! You tell ’em!

  2. “Obama, i’m really happy for you, and imma let you finish, but Arafat had the most undeserving Nobel peace prize of all time!”

    πŸ˜€

    1. Yeah, Well… πŸ˜€

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