Friday, October 9, 2009

Obama gets Nobel Peace Prize? Shit!

The guy who has been contemplating a strike on Iran has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today.

US President Barack Obama, 48, must be chuckling after the announcement was made by the Swedish Committee in Stockholm.

I wonder what was the set of criteria applied by the Committee members in making such a bad pick. However, 'peace after war' might be one of it.

Born in August 1961, Obama is the 44th president of the United States. A graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, he served three terms in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004 and as a U.S. senator from 2005 to 2008.

He won the presidential election in November 2008 and was inaugurated in January 2009. The winners of Nobel Prizes for medicine, physics, chemistry and literature have been announced in the previous days and the economic prize will be announced next Monday.

The Nobel prizes have been awarded annually since 1901 to those who "conferred the greatest benefit on mankind during the preceding year.

"The prizes are usually announced in October and are handed out on Dec. 10, the death anniversary of Alfred Nobel, a Swedish industrialist and the inventor of dynamite.

Each prize consists of a medal, a personal diploma and a cash award of 10 million Swedish kronor (about US$1.4 million).

11 comments:

kingpin said...

hahaha. that;s how the west carries his balls.

obama is not fit for such an honour!

Anonymous said...

WHAT A DISGRACE TO THE WORLD COMMUNITY.

MANY OTHER LEADERS ARE BETTER OFF!

SEINFIELD, TEXAS said...

It came a week late, but President Obama did win the gold. Last Friday, the International Olympic Committee stiffed him. Today, he won the Nobel Peace Prize. He should probably leave his schedule open next Friday, because apparently anything can happen.

It was the second time in three years that the peace prize went to someone trying to create a new international climate. In 2007, Al Gore shared the prize for his efforts to combat global warming. Explaining this year's selection, the committee credited Obama not for concrete accomplishments but for atmospheric ones.

On the other hand, Obama may fit the bill more than some other recipients. At least he hasn't actively been engaged in making warfare, as were previous recipients Henry Kissinger and Yasser Arafat. Then again, Obama is considering whether to send more troops into Afghanistan, one of America's two wars.

Obama is not the first president, sitting or former, to win the award. In 1906, Theodore Roosevelt won the award. In 1919, Woodrow Wilson did. In 2002, Jimmy Carter took home the prize. Today's announcement may test the empathy of Bill Clinton, who has devoted his post-presidency to global health and peace initiatives.

The news came as such a shock that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responded to CBS News White House Correspondent Peter Maer with one word: "Wow." Gibbs phoned the president at 6 a.m. to give him the news.

In the quarters where his speechmaking and diplomatic flair are praised, such a performance will only enhance his reputation. His critics will be dumbfounded. The arrogance rap will fade. Obama would immediately become the favorite for next year's Nobel Prize for Humility.

- SEINFIELD

Anonymous said...

better give it to osama laden laa!!!

mastana said...

jai,

tajuk kau tu macam kau anti osama je padahal dalam posting kau masa dia jadi presiden januari lalu, kau puji dia.

bujai said...

mastana,

aku puji dia sebagai presiden kulit hitam pertama yang berani mengharungi pelbagai rintangan dalam usahanya jadi presiden. aku tak sebut pun pasal nak angkat dia macam orang norway ni buat.

Anonymous said...

bro,

obama is visiting singapore soon. why not malaysia?

mat sanggul said...

ceh! tak patut orang macam ni diberikan anugerah setinggi ini. orang norway ni buta agaknya atau sengaja bagi dia untuk angkat bola dia.

kenapa tak bagi pada tokoh lain macam taboo mbeki ke, gaddafi ke.... anwar ibrahim ke... hehe

cicit idi amin said...

orang norway memang bangang2.

obama ni siapa? dah la nak serang iran, hentam pulak pakistan dan agfhanistan.

buat musuh pulak dengan korea utara.

bila masa dia cintakan keamanan?

Anonymous said...

no system in the world today is not corrupt.

the nobel committee, too is full of corruption. i know it as i used to work for them many years ago.

din kurap said...

PATUT BAGI KT BUSH JE.

AKU RASA KAN, ELOK NORWAY ADAKAN SATU ANUGERAH UNTUK PEMIMPIN YANG PALING SUKA BERPERANG.