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World Reacts to Obama nobel prize
This is my site Written by admin on October 9, 2009 – 3:57 pm

UK:

Financial Times: What Did Obama Do to Win the Nobel Peace Prize?

I am a genuine admirer of Obama. And I am very pleased that George W Bush is no longer president. But I doubt that I am alone in wondering whether this award is slightly premature. It is hard to point to a single place where Obama’s efforts have actually brought about peace - Gaza, Iran, Sri Lanka? The peace prize committee say that he is being rewarded for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy.” But while it is OK to give school children prizes for “effort” - my kids get them all the time - I think international statesmen should probably be held to a higher standard.

London Times: Absurd Decision on Obama Makes a Mockery of the Nobel Peace Prize

Rarely has an award had such an obvious political and partisan intent. 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.

Instead, the prize risks looking preposterous in its claims, patronising in its intentions and demeaning in its attempt to build up a man who has barely begun his period in office, let alone achieved any tangible outcome for peace.

The Guardian: Barack Obama’s Nobel Prize: Why Now?

Indeed, the reasoning behind the awarding of the prize to previous American presidents has been easier to discern. Teddy Roosevelt opened the court of arbitration in the Hague and helped mediate a peace treaty between Russia and Japan; Woodrow Wilson was the founder of the League of Nations. Jimmy Carter won his prize for his “untiring efforts to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts”.

Which is what makes the awarding of this year’s prize to a president who has been in office for a mere nine months an odd departure. It is as if the prize committee had been persuaded to give the award on the future delivery of promises.

The Guardian: Should Obama Accept the Nobel Peace Prize

If I were in the boiler room over there, I would begin by suggesting to the president that he demur altogether. That he tell the committee that while he’s deeply touched, he does not in fact feel that he has yet done the work to earn this award. He should then recommend to the committee that it give the prize to Hu Jia, the Chinese dissident who was considered a frontrunner, or someone else whose life’s cause could actually benefit from winning the prize (and the hefty cash award that comes with it, which Obama also doesn’t need).

Telegraph: Obama’s Won the Nobel Peace Prize — WTF?!

Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace prize and I’m still reeling at the shock. Most of us are, I should think. Here are my theories as to how it might have come about:

1. Unlike in most of the rest of the world Obama Kool Aid (TM) remains Oslo’s most popular beverage.

2. The Norwegian prize committee’s sense of irony is growing ever more sophisticated, as it hinted when it gave the prize in 2002 to comedy ex-president Jimmy Carter, and hinted more strongly when it gave the prize in 2007 to climate-fear-promoting comedy failed-president Al Gore.

3. The other candidates on the shortlist were Robert Mugabe; Osama Bin Laden; Ahmed Jibril; and the late Pol Pot.


Australia:

Sydney Morning Herald: They Think He Can: Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

YES, surprisingly, he could. Barack Obama, is the shock choice for the Nobel Peace Prize, less than a year after his election as U.S. President.


Italy:

Il Giornale: A Preposterous Choice

Let me be clear: the discourse on Islam in Cairo was beautiful, tall, and it opens up new horizons, but did not lead to anything. And on the other matter, as pointed out repeatedly in this blog, Obama has been evasive or inconclusive, starting with Iran and Afghanistan. Nor can he boast the merits of rapprochement with North Korea, which was brought about by Bill Clinton. He kept only one real promise: the gradual withdrawal from Iraq. Enough to deserve the Nobel Prize?


Germany:

Der Spiegel: Obama’s Nobel Prize Is More of a Burden Than an Honor

The Nobel Peace Prize has come too early for Barack Obama. The US president cannot point to any real diplomatic successes to date and there are few prospects of any to come.


Poland:

Krakow Post: “Too Fast” for Obama Nobel, Says Walesa

The former president, himself a Peace Prize winner in 1983, told the press in Warsaw “Who, Obama? So fast? Too fast - he hasn’t had the time to do anything yet.” This sentiment was reflected by current Prime Minister Donald Tusk: “Shock - absolutely. It’s interesting, but shocking.”


Canada:

The Globe and Mail: Obama’s Premature Prize

The simple explanation for the Committee’s decision to cite Mr. Obama at this stage of his presidency is that he is not George W. Bush.

The more generous interpretation is that the decision is hortatory; that is, it is designed to encourage the President to follow a path in U.S. foreign policy that is preferred by Committee members.

Toronto Star: Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Once you catch your breath - Obama has been on the world stage for less than a year “ the decision makes perfect sense. More than other Nobel categories, the Nobel for peace goes to a cause, and only ostensibly to an individual or group.

With Lester Pearson, the award was for diplomatic resolutions of conflict. With Martin Luther King, it was for non-violent pursuit of justice. Two relatively obscure Irish women were honoured for spearheading a non-violent resolution to the Troubles. Jimmy Carter, in 1992, was honoured for diplomatic outside interventions in regions of escalating or potential violence.

National Post: Shiny Prize Went to the Nice Man Who Gave the Best Speech

Obama is being given his award for mere words — for striking fashionable poses in favour of multilateralism, for making a nice speech in Cairo, for offering “hope.” Months after Americans learned to dismiss Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign slogans as the meaningless bromides they were, Scandinavians are still drinking his Kool-aid.


Middle East:

Al-Jazeera: Doubts Voiced Over Obama Peace Win

A surprised world has greeted the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama, the US president, with a mixture of praise and skepticism.

In Afghanistan, the Taliban mocked the award, saying it was absurd to give it to Obama when he had ordered 21,000 extra troops to Afghanistan this year.

“The Nobel prize for peace? Obama should have won the ‘Nobel prize for escalating violence and killing civilians’,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, told the Reuters news agency.


Israel:

Haaretz: Obama Administration Official: President “Humbled” by Award

While the decision won praise from statesmen like Nelson Mandela and Mikhail Gorbachev, both former Nobel laureates, it was also attacked in some quarters as hasty and undeserved.

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and opposes a peace treaty with Israel, said the award was premature at best.

“Obama has a long way to go still and lots of work to do before he can deserve a reward,” said Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri. “Obama only made promises and did not contribute any substance to world peace. And he has not done anything to ensure justice for the sake of Arab and Muslim causes.”


The noble prize committee is no stranger to controversy, just look at some of the past nominees and winners such as Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Al Gore and Yaser Arafat. This year’s winner Barack Hussein Obama is just additional evidence of the nobel’s committee socialist political agenda. What I find most interesting is that the deadline for the nomination to the nobel prize was 2/1/2009, just a mere 12 days after Obama took office.  Besides party what did Obama do to deserve this award? Below you will find Obama’s calendar for the first 12 days in office.  

 

January 20: Sworn in as president. Went to a parade. Partied.

January 21: Asked bureaucrats to re-write guidelines for information requests. Held an “open house” party at the White House.

January 22: Signed Executive Orders: Executive Branch workers to take ethics pledge; re-affirmed Army Field Manual techniques for interrogations; expressed desire to close Gitmo (how’s that working out?)

January 23: Ordered the release of federal funding to pay for abortions in foreign countries. Lunch with Joe Biden; met with Tim Geithner.

January 24: Budget meeting with economic team.

January 25: Skipped church.

January 26: Gave speech about jobs and energy. Met with Hillary Clinton. Attended Geithner’s  swearing in ceremony.

January 27: Met with Republicans. Spoke at a clock tower in Ohio.

January 28: Economic meetings in the morning, met with Defense secretary in the afternoon.

January 29: Signed Ledbetter Bill overturning Supreme Court decision on lawsuits over wages. Party in the State Room. Met with Biden.

January 30: Met economic advisers. Gave speech on Middle Class Working Families Task Force. Met with senior enlisted military officials.

January 31: Took the day off.

February 1: Skipped church. Threw a Super Bowl party.

The only valid argument that could be made for Obama deserving the nobel prize would be that the world has been united in the view that it his winning the award was undeserved and politically motivated.

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  1. My 2 cents. First off let me start by saying I voted for Barack and I don’t agree either that he won the NOBEL PRIZE. To me it seems like it was given to Barack as more of a slap in the face to Bush than because Obama deserved it. I think Obama should decline accepting it, to show the Nobel committee and the worl that he can’t be used like that.

  2. All members of the Nobel committee are current or former Norwegian government officials, the funds for the Nobel Prize are directly from the Norwegian government — and the U.S. Constitution limits gifts to government officials from any “foreign state.” The purpose may have been to limit bribes, true, but the Constitution nevertheless fails to include an exception for Nobel Peace Prizes. And, besides, does anyone think this year’s award was not trying to influence U.S. foreign policy at least a tiny bit? I think they have been successful, look at how Obama has reacted to the crisis in Afghanistan and how that country is starting to spin out of control, but he has failed to provide any additional troops. Why?

    The other thing I find funny is that Obama said that he is going to donate to $1.4 million to his favorite charity…ACORN?

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