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Obama Is Asked About “Premature” Prize

From ABC News:

U.S. President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Barack Obama holds up his medal and diploma as he poses with Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony at City Hall in Oslo December 10, 2009.

In Oslo, President Obama is Asked About His "Premature" Nobel Peace Prize

December 10, 2009

By Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller

OSLO, NORWAY — At his press conference in Oslo, Norway, with Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, President Obama was asked by a local reporter about criticism that his pending Nobel Peace Prize is "premature" and how he can use the prize to "make some of your good intentions materialize?"

"Upon receiving news of the prize it was a great surprise to me," the president said. "I have no doubt that there are others who may be more deserving."

The president said that his "task here is to continue on the path that I believe is not only important for America but important for lasting peace and security for the world.

"That means pursuing a world free of nuclear weapons over time and strengthening our mechanisms to avoid nuclear proliferation," he said. "That means addressing climate change in an effective way. It means stabilizing counties like Afghanistan and mobilizing an international effort to terrorism that is consistent with our values and ideals. It means addressing issues of development and understanding the connection between economic justice and peace.

"So on a whole host of initiatives that I’ve put forward this year, some of which are beginning to bear fruit, the goal is not to win a popularity contest or to get an award — even one as esteemed as the Nobel Peace Prize — the goal is to advance American interests, make ourselves a continuing force for good in the world. Something that we have been for decades now," he said.

"And if I’m successful in those tasks then hopefully some of the criticism will subside, but that’s not really my concern," he concluded. "And if I’m not successful then all the praise and the awards in the world won’t disguise that fact."

Stoltenberg chimed in that President Obama’s Nobel is a "well deserved and important award." …

Referring to the photographs of previous winners on the wall behind him, the president said, "when you look at the wall — Michelle and I were commenting on the fact that when Dr. King won his price it had a galvanizing effect around the world, but also lifted his stature in the United States in a way that allowed him to be more effective.  And that’s a legacy of the Nobel Committee that we’re very grateful for."

To our mind Mr. Obama’s premature Nobel Prize is better than his premature ‘emaculation’ was.

But of course they are both terribly embarrassing.

"So on a whole host of initiatives that I’ve put forward this year, some of which are beginning to bear fruit, the goal is not to win a popularity contest or to get an award — even one as esteemed as the Nobel Peace Prize — the goal is to advance American interests, make ourselves a continuing force for good in the world. Something that we have been for decades now," he said.

American has only been a force for good for “decades”?

Meanwhile, perhaps we are cynical, but we can’t help question the motives and timing of the award.

For it is looking more and more like Mr. Obama was given a Peace Prize to push him to adopt whatever comes out of Copenhagen.

The timing of the awards ceremony made sure Obama wouldn’t have any excuse not to attend. And if he attends, he has to be supportive.

This theory really isn’t all that far-fetched.

There is nothing that will give the UN and their ilk as much power over us as these international ‘climate change’ agreements.

Our would-be One World masters be more than happy to give away a measly Nobel Prize if it helps them get more power.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 10th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

11 Responses to “Obama Is Asked About “Premature” Prize”

  1. proreason says:

    if it’s premature, why isn’t there an outcry on the left to have it aborted?

  2. Laree says:

    Met Office, which has spent four days collecting signatures. The initiative is a sign of how worried it is that e-mails stolen from the University of East Anglia are fueling skepticism about man-made global warming at a critical moment in talks on carbon emissions.

    One scientist said that he felt under pressure to sign the circular or risk losing work. The Met Office admitted that many of the signatories did not work on climate change..


    “It’s The Marketing Stupid”

    Mary Matalin Called Global Warming “A Money Scam” This Morning On Imus In The Morning.


  3. Liberals Demise says:

    He didn’t miss the opportunity to mention the “Great Religion of Islam” during his rendition of El Douche’ Mussolini.
    What a pathetic panhandling, garbage spewing asshat!

  4. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “I have an itching feeling Obama didn’t make this speech today but it was just some clown.”

    There I fixed it for you, TN

    LD, I would politely request that you refrain from such ambiguous and nebulous indicators as to your opinion of the boy. I might suggest more direct and easily understood terminology and references. (just a suggestion :-)

    Yes, this “speech” is a sales pitch. A lame attempt to impress, to “flex” his awesome pecs in public and his eye-popping mono-ceps. (He has no biceps). Michele must have given him permission to “man-up” and “get all stanky wid it”. Or, the teleprompter was playing a practical joke on him cuz it’s pretty funny. No…..really.

    • Reality Bytes says:

      Boy!? Uh Oh!

      Then again, his speaking reminds me of a little boy in his daddy’s clothes pretending to be a grown up. Maybe it’s just me.

  5. Right of the People says:

    “I have no doubt that there are others who may be more deserving.”

    No Sh*t Sherlock! This may be the first time he has actually uttered the truth in public. Sadly it is probably the last also.

  6. MinnesotaRush says:

    I hear that next week he’s getting the Stanley Cup.

    He watched a hockey game o’er the weekend.

  7. canary says:

    “..,, others who MAY be more deserving.”????

    Obama made a statement of Martin Luther King prior to the event. He had to demean Martin Luther King that when MLK he won the Noble Peace Prize he had not accomplished his dream, when we know that he accomplished more than Obama has. Obama made it clear as a radical organizer, when he left the more peaceful civil right organizers and took to an extremist radical bunch, ex-gang bangers, hate mongers such as Rev. Wright.

    Obama quoted himself in agreement that he was head of “Obama’s Army” in Chicago.
    Obama can not accomplish what MLK did, without destroying America and using, unethical, cheating, bullying, & unlawful actions & in-actions.

  8. canary says:

    AP: Nobel award in hand, Obama faces hard work at home
    By Ben Feller Dec 11, 2009

    Obama left Norway for Washington on Friday after becoming the first chief executive to collect the storied award so early….
    …a few words with Norwegian Nobel Committee Chairman Thorbjorn Jagland and the committee’s permanent secretary, Geir Lundestad.

    “He was pleased, very thankful … ,” Lundestad told reporters after talking to Obama before his departure.

    Lundestad said Obama had worked on his Nobel speech “through the night” before accepting the prize.

    “He slept one or two hours. The president himself wrote most of the speech,” Lundestad said. “He wouldn’t have done that if he didn’t care about it.”

    And yet for all the talk of might — as Obama put it, the tools of war have a role in preserving peace —
    he also stressed the need to avoid conflict.

    ~~He called for alternatives to killing, like sanctions with true bite.
    ~~He defined peace as civil rights, free speech and economic opportunity, not just the absence of conflict.
    ~~And he pushed himself away from George W. Bush, defending diplomacy that engages even enemies.~~~

    “To the extent I am deserving of this esteemed prize, either now or in the future,….


    Oh yes, the fact Obama spent his entire flight, only got two hours of sleep wrighting it all night. snif snif, it really showed he’s caring. Duh, everyone knows he suffers from writers block.

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