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Originally posted by Chance321
reply to post by fumanchu
Besides putting us so far in debt that we'll never get out of it , I have know idea how or why he got it.
Originally posted by Thinkerbelle
You've probably confused him with George W Bush, who demanded unconditional loans for people to buy houses - which was the cornerstone for the whole financial crisis.
This is not a slight worthy event on Obama's part. It is not his fault he won the award. To blame Obama for winning the Nobel peace prize is like saying that it is gravity's fault for the twin towers falling on 9/11.
It is not his award to hand out. It would be as if an Oscar winner decided that they weren't worthy enough for the award they were given and decided to give it to someone else on stage. It simply is not done.
Blame Norway if you like for giving Obama the Nobel Peace Prize, it's not Obama's fault. Should he have spat in the face of the Norwegians? Perhaps bombed them in retaliation? What manner of indignation should the Norwegians be subject to for handing out their award to a person you don't feel is worthy?
'do unto others as you would have them do onto you'
First, it is an international committee - not Norway biases.
Second, the Nobel Peace Prize was loosing its value and funding was becoming limited. The committee needed a high profile candidate in order to attract attention.
Gore received the award, it was political and designed to frustrate the Americans. Especially President Bush. Politics and money are, apparently, more worthy than human rights or promoting peace. Obama is just designed reprofile the organisation and gain potential financial funding.
And don't get me started on Obama's lumpen, arduous and facetious speech. Justifying war at a peace conference?
Originally posted by Hastobemoretolife
I can't believe this crap, well actually I can.
Originally posted by whatukno
So let's get this straight, it's an award that is loosing it's value, and they chose to give it to our president, but somehow in that transition, it still becomes Obama's fault?
It's their award, they can give it to whomever they choose right? Or are they now required to check in with someone you would agree with about their choice first?
Originally posted by infinite
Alfred Nobel is turning in his grave.
The institution was financed by him to recognise those who seek to prevent war and promote peace. Le marchand de la mort est mort was the headline on his death, the man who invented dynamite and Alfred saw to find ways to protect the sanctuary of human life - could not live with his shame.
Dear Alfred, fought, in the end, to stop war.
Justifying war at a Nobel Conference is disgusting.
[edit on 10-12-2009 by infinite]