Anyway, I can't help but think the fix was in on this one from the start. We can all feel very good about ourselves now.
This award is a big change from someone like Norman Borlaug's Award for the Green Revlution. His improvement to wheat varietys are credited for keeping billions from starving. Norman died in September at the age of 95.
It's gonna be tough to approve sending in 40,000 more troups to Afgan after earing such an award
I will save any negative comments when he gets a couple of years into his term. I prefer to give Obama some time to sort things out because he is trying to dig his way out of the mess the last administration left him with. When Bush took over the Presidency in 2001, he came in with a clean slate. Not so with Obama.
And no, I do not think he deserves the recognition for the Nobel Peace Prize because he has not brought peace to any Country yet.
I hardly ever post any more, but I just had to read this thread today. I am sorry, but the Nobel USED TO mean something. But it has been down hill for a long, long time. It went from Gandhi and Mother Teresa to Yasar Arafat and Barack Obama in about 65 years. I could go to a soup kitchen or battered women's shelter in any town in this country and find someone who has done VASTLY more to bring peace to this God forsaken world than Mr. Obama. Those peoples vision might actually inspire us all... Mr. Obama's, I am sorry to say, doesn't come close to measuring up (IMHO).
If I am not mistaken, I believe the VOTING for this award, not just nominations, took place in February, some 11 days after the inauguration. 11 days! Mr. Obama didn't even know where the bathrooms were in the White House by that time! The committee, AND Mr. Obama should be ashamed and embarrassed. After all, the Nobel committee is from Norway, one of the WONDERFUL European countries Mr. Obama and Ms. Pelosi want to remake America after. And this is the kind of form over substance, political BS that will soon reign supreme in their "Brave New World". More so than it already is.
Sorry for the blast. I know I don't post much, so thank you for the opportunity to vent.
Carla Bruni (aka Mme. Sarcozy)
and Berlusconi's now 18 yo GF Noemi Letizia: