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President Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

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posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:32 PM
the peace prize is merely to boost his credibility and his public support. remember that Henry Kissinger won a nobel peace prize.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:32 PM
reply to post by ashamedtobehuman

That is actually a very good point. Israel doesn't like him any more than mush loosebowels does.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:32 PM
My first reaction was the same as rest of the country in saying, "What the F&(&!?!?".

It's a joke in the office now, 'We'll give you a Nobel Peace prize if you do xxxx".

Plus, Obama was in office 12 days to have been nominated. What did he do in 12 days? NOTHING!!! What has he done since then? NOTHING!!! What did he do before he took office? NOTHING!!!!

Measured on his accomplishments, Obama is worthless. Measured on the what's needed to earn the Nobel Peace prize, the award is worthless. Measured on their decision making ability, the Nobel Instutution is worthless. What a slap in the face of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite and all Nitrated things that go boom.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:38 PM
obama didnt win nobel, he was given to. There is a big difference. Now he can go to war.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:38 PM
What has he done to garner this accolade?

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:42 PM
The Major isn't as upset about this award as some of you recruits might expect. The Major is always appreciative of organizations such as the Nobel Prize Committee who invalidate the long storied and revered award with a single act of jumping the shark. The Major is disappointed only in the fact that this act of desperation to validate a failed president will not truncate the remaining episodes. Three more seasons of Obama Knows Best is hardly an appetizing prime time lineup. Monitoring a latrine digging detail on a frozen tundra is more scintillating than the claptrap emanating from the current administration.

The Major will look forward to the days of the Nobel Triumvirate of Irrelevance on CNN/MSNBC circa early 2013 as Carter, Gore, and Obama lament the return of a Republican to the White House.


posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:45 PM
Nominations for the Peace Prize ended 1st February ... he only took office on 20th January. What on earth did he do during those 12 days to deserve such an accolade ? Absolutely nothing whatever.

The Peace Prize is looking a little bit tarnished tonight ...

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:50 PM
This is bull^#@&, err I mean change I can believe in.

What a joke, wait, I meant to write: Hail Obama!

Must...fight...the mind control...

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:52 PM
I think this is actually going to backfire on Obama. For those that think Obama gets preferential media treatment and is all hype, this will just steel them in their beliefs. For many moderates they will start seeing the same thing because of this. And for those that think he actually does deserve this, they now are in the minority and their opinions are taken less seriously by many.

In the end I think him getting the award this early is very anti-productive for him. Which is a shame given that we all need so much to be done.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:57 PM

Originally posted by Hal9000
Oh, and I'd also like to thank George Bush for lowering everyone's expectations so low that even Steven Colbert could have won this thing."

So true! This is the "We're SO glad you're not Bush" award!

However, I will concede that there are probably others that are more deserving.

No matter who won it, there are going to be people who think someone else deserved it more. Don't tell anyone this, but if I had been sitting on that panel, I wouldn't have awarded it to Obama, either.

Originally posted by LadySkadi
Obama to donate Nobel prize money to charity Posted: 02:04 PM ET

Ooohhh! What a sly and calculating move by this evil genius!

Originally posted by Quantum_Squirrel
I sorta agree.... the symbol of the person is more than the person

Congratulations for thinking about it before jumping to judgment. I think you're right.

Originally posted by tatersalad
i have tried to be nice but i see that you have hunka in the midst now as well so the gloves are off.

Excuse me? I have hunka what now? What have I don't to hunka?

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 03:58 PM
He is losing the fight at home for socialism so the European socialists(Sweden is a heavily socialist country) give him a Nobel prize to boost his stature.
Guess they nominate everybody and anybody and then award the Peace prize where they think it will do the most good for world socialism.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 04:02 PM

Originally posted by tatersalad
reply to post by Benevolent Heretic

the man has not completed one campaign promise thus far.

False..I don't know what else to say when people just repeat BS they heard and chose to believe without question, but False...

You can say he hasn't met some campaign promises, or that he has work to do, or that he has not yet tackled the promises you would like him to, but it is just plain false to claim he has not met any of his campaign promises...

This is the problem debating here...the willful ignorance and BS.
Why should anyone take you seriously...

here are a just a few of the estimated 47 thus far that he has kept..., not bad for 9 months in office.

The Obameter: Tracking Obama's Campaign Promises
Direct military leaders to end war in Iraq
Send two additional brigades to Afghanistan
Give a speech at a major Islamic forum in the first 100 days of his administration
Extend unemployment insurance benefits and temporarily suspend taxes on these benefits
Reverse restrictions on stem cell research
Release presidential records
Rebuild schools in New Orleans
Invest in all types of alternative energy
Appoint at least one Republican to the cabinet
Raise the small business investment expensing limit to $250,000 through the end of 2009
Ban lobbyist gifts to executive employees
Require new hires to sign a form affirming their hiring was not due to political affiliation or contributions.
Add another Space Shuttle flight
Use the private sector to improve spaceflight
Appoint an assistant to the president for science and technology policy
Create a foreclosure prevention fund for homeowners
Establish a credit card bill of rights
Expand loan programs for small businesses
Extend and index the 2007 Alternative Minimum Tax patch
Expand eligibility for State Children's Health Insurance Fund (SCHIP)

he has perpetuated to every nation, on how terribly bad the united states is.

Again regurgitating something you were fed. Make a legitimate case or stop BSing. Give me links and qoutes...not out of context please..I actually read the speeches. He has challenged each nation he has spoken to and he has on rare occassions acknowledged some missguided geo-political policies of his predecessor...but hasn't told anyone that the USA is a bad place or country

Where has he told other countries that the USA is "terribly bad"...just the opposite..

then if that wasnt enough, Obama wants to sign over the united states rights, to the UN.

I am going to just assume you are confused here or don't understand much about the UN. Please explain...What rights have you been told he is signing over to the UN?

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 04:11 PM
Did anyone read the story on Yahoo? About the man who built 130 schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan? Who really deserved this recognition?

Compare this to Greg Mortenson, nominated for the prize by some members of Congress, who the bookies gave 20-to-1 odds of winning. Son of a missionary, a former army Medic and mountaineer, he has made it his mission to build schools for girls in places where opium dealers and tribal warlords kill people for trying. His Central Asia Institute has built more than 130 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan - a mission which has, along the way, inspired millions of people to view the protection and education of girls as a key to peace and prosperity and progress.



posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 04:13 PM
Perhaps we forget that one of his first acts was to speak in Cairo about brining the muslem world into the fold in the fight against extremeism. Or do we also forget that he put the missile defence system that would have put Russia on edge? Do we forget that what is holding up the closeing of gitmo is political arguments about not wanting captured terrorists to be held in stateside prisons? Do we forget almost every peaceful overture that he has made to the rest of the world because we want to prove a point about how closed minded some of are?

No I think that this award was not only warrented, but required.

I like how in this thread the leader of the free world has been compaired to almost every evil man, and some of the most vile in the world. Perhaps it would behove us to be abit more respectful to the man who has given up at least 4 years of his life to this country. But that is just me.

(Please excuse spelling.)

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 04:17 PM

Originally posted by Quantum_Squirrel
I sorta agree.... the symbol of the person is more than the person

A bit of truth. Thanks for that.

IMO the chose him because of..

(1) the stark contrast to GW in both rhetoric and policy.
(2) For the values he espouses in his speeches
(3) For striking a dramatically different tone with the rest of the world.

Is that worthy of the Nobel prize? Well...not in my opinion, but I am not handing them out either. It looks to me like they were making a statement about what kind of world leaders they would like to see and wanted him to know that the tone he's taken with the world is in keeping with what they hope for in world politics.

If you think that the POTUS is the Anti-Christ or a Manchurian Candidate...or even just a plain old evil politician or Hitler in disguise, then of course this will seem an outrage.

Me..I get why they gave it to him, I just would have given it to someone else.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 04:21 PM
I like Obama personally, but will some one please tell me what he did for this prestigous prize? I heard on the radio the nominations for the nobel are in February. He was in office a grand total of twelve days when his name was put forward. Talk about high expectations! Try living up to that...

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 04:21 PM
Here is our Presidents message about the Nobel Peace Prize. This is from an email sent from the President via

This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word that I'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize -- men and women who've inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.

But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it's also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.

That is why I've said that I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations and all peoples to confront the common challenges of the 21st century. These challenges won't all be met during my presidency, or even my lifetime. But I know these challenges can be met so long as it's recognized that they will not be met by one person or one nation alone.

This award -- and the call to action that comes with it -- does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace. And most of all, it belongs to you, the men and women of America, who have dared to hope and have worked so hard to make our world a little better.

So today we humbly recommit to the important work that we've begun together. I'm grateful that you've stood with me thus far, and I'm honored to continue our vital work in the years to come.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

Wow! What a guy!! Congratulations Mr. President

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 04:23 PM
I dont understand quite how people have come to the conclusion that they know better than the panel who awarded him the prize. Would people rather have a public vote on who gets it? You know, like an mtv award?

Either way, he obviously wasnt awarded it purely on his efforts, it has to be to boost his public image to a point. Its probably not going to turn as out it was intended, but its not really that hard to understand why he was given it.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 04:30 PM
Whats really sad about this is that the Nobel peace prize is considered a big deal. The Nobel prize committee has basically made it official that Barack Obama is a hero. I always believed that the award of a Nobel peace prize really meant the winner was a hero because that was what made it official. Today Ive learned that the Nobel peace prizes are about as reliable as urban dictionary.

posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 04:30 PM
While I'm not surprised that he got it (everybody always wants to get in good with the "cool guy"), I am surprised that he got it for peace. If they'd had a prize for the biggest apologist known to human kind for the country he supposedly loves, fine. If they'd had a prize for lying to reach your final goal, and continuing to lie, fine. If they'd had a prize for backpedaling, fine. If they'd had a prize for setting back race relations God only knows how far, fine. If they had a prize for touting good intentions, with no thought as to actually implementing them, fine. And so on and so forth.

Unfortunately, they say that the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

It was cheapened in my eyes when Al Gore received it. Now it's no better than the bobble head trophy my 6 year old got for softball.

[edit on 10/9/2009 by soldiermom]

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