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.