Saturday, October 10, 2009

Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

I've taken the time to actually think about President Obama's Nobel Peace prize award.

As far as I can see this was a particularly absurd and premature decision on the part of the Norweigan Nobel Peace prize committee. As was most congently stated by the London Times.

There are far more worthy potential recipients out there for the Nobel Peace Prize than President Obama. If they wanted to award a symbol why not award it posthumously to Neda?

Obama has yet to accomplish any of the goals he set out to do. I would far rather the Peace Prize be awarded for actually accomplishing something for world peace rather than for the illusion of the hope of peace in the Middle East and Nuclear disarmament.

In the long run this award will prove to be a millstone around President Obama's neck. And it will inevitably set an impossible to exceed yardstick to measure whatsoever he accomplishes in office.

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