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Originally posted by soultorent
Surprised Madoff didn't get the Economic prize. What a crack.
"We simply disagree that he has done nothing," committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland told the AP on Tuesday. "He got the prize for what he has done."
Originally posted by johnny2127
...according to the Nobel committee itself, they did give it to him for what he has accomplished.
Jagland singled out Obama's efforts to heal the divide between the West and the Muslim world and scale down a Bush-era proposal for an anti-missile shield in Europe.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Now, has he DONE something to make these efforts? Yes. He has spoken to the Muslim world and been inclusive of all religions. He's made "efforts" toward a goal. So, depending on how you look at it, these "efforts" can be seen as something he's done.
His EFFORTS have given the US a good name in the world. Did he actually DO something? Yes. He spoke to people. But speaking to people isn't usually seen as a big accomplishment, UNLESS it makes fundamental changes in how people perceive us, which it has.
Originally posted by Hazelnut
reply to post by TiM3LoRd
With this in mind, does Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize make Americans stand with their collective heads held a little bit higher or ...
does it make Americans the laughingstock of the world? Just curious.