Parsingtime

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Mockery

Posted by parsingtime on October 9, 2009

Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. I am shocked.

You all know I’m pretty darn liberal so perhaps I should be thrilled by this but really? The Peace Prize?  I can’t really think of anything he has done that promotes peace in such a huge way that he would deserve this award.

According to the Times of London, “It was clearly seen by the Norwegian Nobel committee as a way of expressing European gratitude for an end to the Bush Administration, approval for the election of America’s first black president and hope that Washington will honour its promise to re-engage with the world.”

This is a ridiculous reason for awarding the peace prize. The Nobel committee states that Obama gives the world, “hope for a better future.” Hope? Do they hope he will do more in the future or has 10 months worth of Presidential work really made him deserving?

I am unimpressed.

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