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    From the WSJ......a humorous, tongue in cheek, take on the Nobel.

    This year's awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama can only hasten the decline in prestige of an award that has already gone to people like Yasser Arafat, UN General Secretary Kofi Annan (who presided over the Iraqi oil-for-food scam) and the fabulist Guatemalan activist Rigoberta Menchu. For this year's Nobel, the deadline was February 1, barely ten days after Mr. Obama had assumed the presidency. Though the Nobel committee of five Norwegian politicians presumably considered the evidence over the summer, it's fair to say their award represents little more than wishful thinking that Mr. Obama's diplomatic efforts will ultimately bear fruit.

    Other U.S. Presidents have won Nobels, but for actual accomplishments. Teddy Roosevelt helped broker a peace treaty between Russia and Japan. Woodrow Wilson worked to build a lasting peace after the end of World War I, however unsuccessful that effort later proved. Even Jimmy Carter won the Peace Prize in 2002 after more than two decades of humanitarian efforts as a former president.

    The Nobel Committee is said often to make its final decision at its last meeting just before the announcement. If so, President Obama has gotten a consolation prize for the failure of the U.S. to secure the 2016 Olympics. But that won't take away the sense that his award has more to do with political correctness than the realities of peace. Reading the Nobel Committee's explanation of its decision, President Obama appears to have won this year's prize because he's not his predecessor, George W. Bush.
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    Nominations closed about 2 weeks after Osama's inauguration, he must have done a lot in that short period to secure the prize.
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    It's a sham and everyone knows it, even the ultra left wing. The Nobel committee should be fired on grounds of stupidity.
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    If Obama is good for Norway then he is certainly bad for the USA.
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    I don't know if he is good for Norway but he blows for the US.
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    PEACE, HARMONY & UNIVERSAL LOVE
    I think they were smoking a little of that Hopium in Oslo, in celebration of the 12 Days of Hope & Change that had taken place when nominations closed. Unfortunately, the Hopium buzz back here in the U.S. seems to have worn off as Americans are waking up and smelling the stench of decay in the graveyard of broken campaign promises.

    Actually the funniest description of presidential accomplishments leading to the Nobel award is from the President's hometown paper, the Chicago Tribune (I posted the rest of the article in #96 on the other Nobel thread)

    Isn't it great that President Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize?

    He'd been in office only 12 days when the Nobel nominations were due. That's a mere 288 hours for Obama to have been credentialed as President Peace.

    It's not every day that a Chicago politician with City Hall guys running the White House goes and wins the Nobel Prize. So when the news broke last week, a bold decree was read across the land:

    Henceforth, the 12 glorious days shall be known as Barack's Golden Almost-Fortnight; or Barack's Amazing Days of Peace, Harmony, and Universal Love!

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    Perhaps we could get the messiah to resign and move to Norway, afterall they love him. Then he could quit screwing up what was the greatest country on earth till his electiion.
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    Since Norway is now the 2nd largest importer of Af'gan herion (Russia is #1), I have to beleive they are smoking heroin.
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