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Friday, December 11, 2009

'Obama awarded Nobel because he's a Democrat, liberal and black'

This article probably by Ari Shavit could not have been written in the United States, certainly not in the New York Times to which Haaretz is often compared. But it's dead on.
Today a grotesque ceremony will be held in Oslo. An American president who has not yet managed to make peace anywhere in the world will be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He will be awarded the prize even though he is personally responsible for scores of targeted killings and much slaughter of civilians in aerial bombardments. He will be awarded the prize even though he has just decided to escalate one of the two ineffectual wars he is conducting. He will be awarded the prize only because he is a Democrat, a liberal and a black man who defeated the Republicans and cast George W. Bush out of the White House.

Oslo has provided us with many amusing jokes in recent decades. However, the joke of Obama as peace prize laureate is the funniest of all. It proves the absurdity of the lengths to which the self-righteous European culture of political correctness can go. Obama is not to blame for the Norwegians having decided to act foolishly. However, if he had any courage he would have refused to accept a Nobel prematurely. He would have asked the prize committee to judge him at the end of his term in office and not at its start.

Obama hasn't done so, and this isn't surprising. Thus far the glamorous president has not shown courage on any issue or in any area. True, Obama is intelligent, articulate and charismatic. However, he hasn't really done anything yet in the international arena. He has orchestrated neither confrontations nor reconciliations. He has neither won a victory nor made peace. He has not evinced willingness to pay any sort of price for any sort of achievement. In his first year as president of the world, Obama has not proved he has a backbone. He has not yet manifested himself as a leader.
Read the whole thing.

Even Haaretz is right twice a day.


At 1:02 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

This is the first time in world history someone has been given recognition for non-accomplishments. Yes, Obama was awarded the Nobel because he's a leftist, a multilateralist and black. And because he's the opposite of Bush.

At 1:03 AM, Blogger nomatter said...

Obama declared America is capable of evil!

I about vomited.

Dailybeast.com proclaimed with joy Obama's speech as Bushbashing!!!


How low we have sunk...

At 2:22 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

They wanted to crown him King of the World but found out the title is non-existent. WHy is everyone so upset? What's the big deal? He is in good company of Carter, Arafat, and Al Gore.
THat such a person could be elected President doesn't bode well for the future of the US anyway.


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