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Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize; world confused

Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:48 pm

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/ ... JK20091009

Mystifying move that can't possibly have any positive outcomes, and will probably piss off a lot of countries that don't like the US as well as a lot of US Republicans. I'm pro-Obama on a lot of fronts but I don't see how they should award it to a president who, 1) is commanding two simultaneous wars with anti-terror strikes in other nations, 2) hasn't created much tangible progress in terms of denuclearization or peace talks with and among Muslim nations.

"I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments but rather an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations," he said in the White House Rose Garden.

At least he appears to be able to recognize what a farce this is. :-t
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Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize; world confused

Postby Metroid » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:10 pm

What's next in Bizarro World? Jamarcus Russell wins the NFL MVP, Clint Eastwood comes out of the closet, and Scarlett Johansson moves in with me? :-S

I mean I like Obama and voted for him, but it's like he's won the award simply for getting elected...a hell of an accomplishment but worthy of the nobel.
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Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize; world confused

Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:15 pm

Metroid wrote:it's like he's won the award simply for not being Bush

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Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize; world confused

Postby Metroid » Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:26 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:
Metroid wrote:it's like he's won the award simply for not being Bush

FTW

That too.
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Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize; world confused

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:27 pm

what's next? mweir for cafe peace prize. !+)
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Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize; world confused

Postby knapplc » Fri Oct 09, 2009 10:47 pm

I would like to hear their reasoning. From what I understand, nominations for this prize ended two weeks into Obama's presidency. I cannot imagine a scenario where this has a reasonable explanation.

Is the Nobel Peace Prize becoming the Heisman of world awards? This is a joke. !+)
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Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize; world confused

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:28 pm

At least Tebow didn't win.
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Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize; world confused

Postby AquaMan2342 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 12:39 am

KCollins1304 wrote:At least Tebow didn't win.


Amen to that. :-b
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Re: Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize; world confused

Postby ayebatter » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:39 am

No comment 8-o
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