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What Was Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize For?

From the website of the Nobel Peace Prize:

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009

Oslo, October 9, 2009

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.

Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama’s initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.

For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world’s leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama’s appeal that "Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges."

It sounds a little hollow now, doesn’t it? Laughable, even.

Of course, it sounded preposterous at the time, too.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 13th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “What Was Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize For?”

  1. River0 says:

    We’re reliving the 1930’s and the Nazi rise to power.
    Time magazine puts first Mussolini and then Hitler on its cover and runs stories about how effective these leaders are at bringing order and prosperity to their people. All their vicious speeches are discounted as “just politics”.
    Neville Chamberlain returns to Britain waving a treaty with Hitler that gives away Czechoslovakia, claiming “Peace in our time!”
    It’s not hard to make the case that the Anti-Christ is rising in the world now.

  2. Rusty Shackleford says:

    There will always be those who prefer lofty rhetoric to definitive action (war). They are the same people who become shocked when all of a sudden the people they just “negotiated” with are bringing guns to bear and killing innocent people to meet their demands.

    Willful ignorance is one of the world’s biggest killers.

  3. River0 says:

    One more thing. There’s no doubt a shocking number of Americans are zombies. How about the Obummer ‘job approval’ numbers? About 46% approve. What job? The Occupier-in-Chief doesn’t do anything but raise money. The pollsters should ask for a ‘slacker approval number’.

    The Middle East is a vision of our future, and the vision is also playing out in the Windy City and California. This is the real threat of liberalism. Chaos. And inevitable tyranny. Woke up this morning thinking about this poem:

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light….

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light…

    – Dylan Thomas

    We must fight the darkness to the last day.

    • Petronius says:

      Turning and turning in the widening gyre
      The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
      Things fall apart; the center cannot hold;
      Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
      The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
      The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
      The best lack all conviction, while the worst
      Are full of passionate intensity.

      – W. B. Yeats, “The Second Coming” (1919)

  4. BigOil says:

    His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.

    This statement makes perfect sense since most of the world is socialist/communist.

    You have not arrived as a leftist until you have had a Nobel Peace prize bestowed upon you. It is their equivalent to a secret hand shake.

  5. Petronius says:

    The Nobel Prize is awarded by the international Left that hates America for its robust freedoms and economic and military strength.

    They criticize the U.S. reflexively, and Nerobama resonates with them like a Stradivarius violin.

    They all share the same anti-American lynch-mob mentality.

  6. captstubby says:

    Alfred Nobel worked at his father’s arms factory making military equipment for the Crimean War. he went on to experiment with chemistry and explosives.

    In 1888, Alfred’s brother Ludvig died while in France. A French newspaper erroneously published Alfred’s obituary instead of Ludvig’s, and condemned Alfred for his invention of dynamite. Provoked by the event and disappointed with how he felt he might be remembered, Nobel set aside a bulk of his estate to establish the Nobel Prizes.

    Bad press influence him.

    this prize is based on how he wanted to be remembered, not his deeds.

    somehow it seems fitting this time.

  7. ilzito guacamolito says:

    1990 Mikhail Gorbachev
    1994 Yasser Arafat
    2002 Jimmy Carter
    2009 Barack Obama

    Enough said.

  8. canary says:

    Islamic Extremists enforcing Sharia Law taking over Africa; children participating in amputations in front of crowds

    AP: North Mali robber describes Shariah amputation

    Sept 13, 2012 Washington Examiner/AP

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) —
    Youssoufa Hamidou borrowed the phone of a hospital attendant and braved the guards posted outside his door to call a journalist hundreds of miles (kilometers) away in Mali’s capital and tell the world what he went through.

    It’s a crime punishable by double amputation, according to the strict form of Shariah, or Islamic law, being applied with increasing frequency in the northern half of Mali, which fell to al-Qaida-linked rebels five months ago.

    Monday’s amputations of the five cousins in the northern city of Gao shows how much Mali, once praised for its democracy and whose undulating deserts and camel caravans were a magnet for Western tourists, has changed in just a few short months.

    The 25-year-old spoke to The Associated Press on a phone handed to him by a hospital worker.

    The interview, conducted over several hours Tuesday evening, was interrupted more than once when the guards posted by the militants checked on the amputees.

    “The Islamists told us to go outside the square, and to stay behind the iron bars that encircle it. … It was then that we started to really worry, because normally when they whip people, they let us inside. … So we realized that something even more horrible was about to happen.”

    Toure and his friends watched as the fighters brought out a chair and tied its legs and back with a rope to a pillar on a stage inside Independence Square.

    Then the long-bearded “cadi,” or Islamic judge, arrived and gave a sermon, saying that within the territory the Islamic militants control Shariah law would be applied.

    “He said that for highway robbers, Shariah calls for the right hand and left foot to be cut off. And that four people had already had their limbs cut off. And immediately a small child came running out of one of the cars with a bag. We saw that it was dripping with blood,” said Toure.

    The judge said the chopped off hands and feet of four of the accused were inside the bag.

    The militants then brought the young accused robber out of the car, and pushed him toward the chair.

    “It was unbelievable. The young man, he just followed calmly,” said Toure.

    One of the doctors who helped treat the amputees, said the Islamists initially came to the hospital and asked the medics to carry out the amputations.

    “We categorically refused,” said the doctor, whose name is being withheld by AP out of concern for his safety.

    The fighters left, and returned sometime later, carrying in the five young men who were trailing blood, he said.

    “To treat them, we were forced to break the bones in their feet, so that the skin could cover the bone, which was poking out.”

    Last week, the government in Bamako, which still controls the southern half of Mali, asked the 15 nations in western Africa for military help to take back the north.

    International condemnation has done little to stop the abuses in the north.

    Aliou Mahamar Toure, the Islamic police commissioner in Gao, said Shariah law distinguishes between unarmed thieves and those who rob at gunpoint, a crime that requires a greater punishment. He said the Islamists were only carrying out the word of God, and that they had done everything they could to make the amputees as comfortable as possible.

    “We took them to the hospital. … Today we gave them new clothes,” he said. “And we have put them in an air-conditioned room. When this is over, we will give them money — like a gift. … They are now Muslims like us. They are our brothers.”


    Warning: Reading the entire article is graphic, but Obama has spread the lie that Islam is a peaceful religion and his Arab Spring is becoming the worst world war in universal history.

    The anti-Christ is everywhere in the world.

    • ilzito guacamolito says:

      ~ “We categorically refused,” said the doctor, whose name is being withheld by AP out of concern for his safety. ~

      The last part of this sentence is the only surprising thing in the piece.

      Heathens. ROPMA.

  9. Anonymoose says:

    The liberals and leftists live in a dream world of opposites–opposite to anything conservatives and the right values, and only because it is those things they value. This world is an unworkable fantasy, nut real to them because it has nothing of the conservative world they despise. In this world communists, socialists, illegal immigrants, Muslims, Native Americans, blacks, gays, and anyone “oppressed” by the right are all fighting together to throw off their yoke and make the world a paradise of green energy and racial and spiritual harmony.

    These people really believe this, even the growing crowd of what I’m coming to see as “armchair radicals”–people in their 30’s on up who otherwise live conservative lives with houses and jobs and driving a car, yet listen to music like “Rage Against the Machine” and spout off about how corporations steal all the money while they check on their 401K.

    The Obama election campaign banked on all that by giving the Left what they so fervently wanted–a multicultural, multiracial president, to lead us into the New World. It was of course all a sham, and basic psychology–Obama was a blank slate upon which people projected what they wanted to see. Which is why even now as he’s on a golf course and Michelle is trying on another $10,000 dress they think he’s a good man fighting to save the country.

    What lacks in their opposites world is rationality–you do something, you get an expected result. Obama got the peace prize because they assumed that now The Moment had come all would be good from here on out–lost on them is reality is what happens, not what they want to see.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Thought experiment:

      Take two groups.

      One being the hegemony of the left, people picked at random, say…fifty of them and put them on a desert island.

      The other a hegemony of people on the right and do the same.

      Both islands have ample foodstuffs, critters and the like to sustain them along with fresh water supplies (thought experiment, ok? Most desert islands lack fresh water)

      After six months, observe the number of fistfights, murders and all out anarchy in the left-wing island (*note: see occupy wall street)

      Observe the conservative inhabitants and the general, peaceful methods in which things are done. Some would be assigned to be peacekeepers, some would be organizers and others hunters, builders, etc.

      Of course, I’m speaking loosely metaphorically of the communes of the 1960’s where utoipians went to live their dream lives. The largest problems were, stealing food, infidelity with one’s significant other which in turn led to fistfights and worse. To say nothing of the rampant drug use.

      So, the left-wingers on their island would no doubt experiment with which leaves to smoke to get the best high, the right-wingers would survive, set up a small government, get organized, cooperate and although there would be disagreements, they would all work together to be productive and participate.

      Over-simplified of course. But generally speaking, liberalism is a disease and can only be cured by the owner.

  10. Reality Bytes says:

    Ever think it’s just about Quotas?

  11. Right of the People says:

    His Nobel prize was for being the first, non-white president of the United States, nothing else.

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