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Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize
"How Stupid Is This One!"

Debra J.M. Smith
Oct. 09, 2009

 
 

AP Excerpt: By KARL RITTER and MATT MOORE, Associated Press Writers Karl Ritter And Matt Moore, Associated Press Writers

OSLO President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to build momentum behind his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.

Obama said he was surprised and deeply humbled by the honor, and planned to travel to Oslo to accept the prize, which he said he does not see "as a recognition of my own accomplishments," but rather as a recognition of goals he has set for the United States and the world.

"I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many transformative figures that have been honored by this prize," Obama said.

Many observers were shocked by the unexpected choice so early in the Obama presidency, which began less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline and has yet to yield concrete achievements in peacemaking.

Some around the world objected to the choice of Obama, who still oversees wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has launched deadly counter-terror strikes in Pakistan and Somalia.

Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee said their choice could be seen as an early vote of confidence in Obama intended to build global support for his policies. They lauded the change in global mood wrought by Obama's calls for peace and cooperation, and praised his pledges to reduce the world stock of nuclear arms, ease American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthen the U.S. role in combating climate change.

DJMS Commentary: Wow! Where to begin. Oh, where to begin!

Well, I suppose we could begin with the fact that Carter and Gore won this prize too. So, well, there ya go! We could also say, "Are they serious?" hmm... Stupid is that stupid does?

Less than two weeks into his farce-of-a-presidency, he was nominated for this. Does that say anything here? And did you catch what Obama said about goals that HE has set for the United States and the WORLD? Hello, big head! Someone needs to tell him that he is not the president of the world.

Why is it such a big deal to those people that he kisses up to his own kind, the Muslims? Where is the great thing in that? And jeepers, I don't even think he had bowed to that Muslim king yet. Was it his having ripped us apart to others?

He might want to bring extra security with him to pick up that award. Clearly this is a set up!

Debra...


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