Congratulations, President Obama
An awful lot of people seemed surprised this morning to find out that Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize. Most of these people point to the obvious: other than giving a few eloquent speeches, Obama’s record of achievements is a blank page.
But the fact that Obama has never accomplished anything that could be considered worthy of a global peace prize is irrelevant to the discussion. A quick glance at a few of the recent winners of the prize clearly shows that Obama’s lack of achievements in global peace actually made him an obvious choice for the Nobel commission. As the latest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Obama is now part of an interesting and exclusive group of individuals and organizations. Although they come from different backgrounds and nations, they all share one common trait: they are a pathetic bunch.
As examples, you have, for instance, Jimmy Carter. The former president is a mentally unstable, UFO spotting anti-Semite that travels the world coddling terrorists and dictators. You also have Al Gore as a member of this club. Gore was awarded the prize for his farcical global warming movie that was woefully short on facts and extraordinarily long on fantastical predictions of our demise.
Another winner of the Nobel Peace Prize was the United Nations and its secretary, Kofi Annan. We all know how useless the UN is and Mr. Annan proved to be quite adept at making millions of dollars for himself and his family through backroom deals with Saddam Hussein in the Oil for Food scandal. Some other stellar global citizens that are part of this group include Mikhail Gorbachev and Yassar Arafat. Gorbachev just happened to be the last totalitarian dictator of the Soviet Union before it fell apart and Arafat was nothing more than an unapologetic terrorist. The International Atomic Energy Agency and Mohamed Elbaradei are also winners of the prize, and they are two more great examples that the Nobel commission should really consider removing the word “peace” from its prize.
When we consider all of these past winners, it becomes clear that the selection by the Nobel commission of a man who has not accomplished anything is really not all that surprising. Barack Obama’s name fits right in with all the other names on this list of losers.
Congratulations, President Obama.