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Saturday, October 10, 2009

 
Final Thoughts On Obama's Nobel

If anyone should feel offended, it should be Hondurans, whose lawful impeachment our President refused to recognize, and the protesters in Iran, whose cries for freedom our President snubbed.

More thoughts: I haven't taken the Nobel Peace Prize seriously since I researched its history in 2002 - but I feel offended anyway. Why? Isn't that like being offended by the Lenin Peace Prize? No. The now-defunct Lenin Peace Prize was meaningful only to Communists. The Nobel pretends to be meaningful to everyone.

I don't take the Nobel seriously, but the Nobel committee does - and I expect its members to act like it. The lamest of Nobel awards have always been able to point to some concrete endeavor - League of Nations actvities, the Paris Peace Talks, the Oslo Accords. Never before has the Nobel been awarded for such vague and nebulous excuses. No formal peace plans. No signed treaties. No formal campaigns of some nature. It's a most blatant political charade.

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