Friday, October 9, 2009
Unearned Peace Prize Is Nothing New
Today the Nobel Prize committee has shown itself and its Peace Prize officially to be without value or significance. Not that we haven't seen many past poor selections already. At least when this liberal organization gave former President Carter his unearned Nobel Peace Prize, he had been out of his failed presidency a few years and had done something. But for this organization to hand a Nobel Prize to someone who hasn't done anything yet, except talk a good game, is a joke.
Did Ronald Reagan receive a Nobel Prize for helping to end the tyranny of the Soviet Union? Did he receive it for negotiating to reduce and even end whole classes of nuclear weapons? Did George H.W. Bush receive a Nobel Prize for saving Kuwait from an invasion by Iraq?
The Nobel Peace Prize is a continuous year after year joke. Just look at some of the past recipients: The International Council on Climate Change and Al Gore (for Peace?), Jimmy Carter, the UN and Kofi Annan, Yasser Arafat; and Mikail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union for helping to bring down his own country.
Someone who is humble and who recognizes that he has not accomplished anything in his presidency yet would decline this award. But President Obama is the opposite of humble.
The Nobel Prize Committee should be raked over the coals for its blatant attempt to influence world politics.