Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize

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    Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize

    Why give this prize to such a hate filled divider? He is destroying our country from the inside out, by his massive debt programs.


    Really, is anyone shocked? A panel of socialist award a prize to another socialist doing his best to drive a another county into the Socialism column.


     
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    I quite like Obama, but this seems ridiculous.
     
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    Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8298580.stm

    "The Nobel Committee said he was awarded it for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples"."

    Personally I think this is a bit silly: normally this is awarded for a long term effort/lifes work, not a few months.
     
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    I don't agree with the award, but I'd fairly confidently state that there are a lot more people (the world over) that don't see him as a "hate filled divider" :rolleyes: I mean, really?
     
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    Made me laugh hasn't the USA got the largest collection of nuclear missiles???

    Wikipedia would seem to agree with me, a total of 9400 :eek:
     
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    A hate filled divider? :confused:
    Read the article again, you'll see they gave it to Obama and not to G W Bush…

    On the other hand it probably would have made sense to give it to Dubbyah, with him finally out of politics, peace at least has a chance.

    However, that said, awarding it to Obama (after what 9 months in office?) is nuts.
     
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    Disregarding whether he deserves it or not, this is not "great" news for the United States for two reasons.

    1. The media is going to run with this story and the attached issues of arrogance and deservedness for the next week when they should focus on more pressing matters like Afghanistan, the economy and healthcare.

    2. The radical right and those in the States who view parochial interests above anything international will have more ammunition to use to distract people's attention and distract honest debate.
     
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    LOL, the irony of you talking about hate. (or socialism, for that matter, as if you understand it at all.)



    I am surprised and think it's premature and silly but I'm not losing any sleep over it.
     
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    You have a lot of nerve talking about hate. That's mainly all you spew in these forums. Look in the mirror. You probably think the Peace Prize should have gone to Bush, who was truly a divider. :rolleyes:
     
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    Well, I kinda had the same reaction as most of you: this is surprising and kind of premature. This'll probably drive Rush back to his pills. :D Speaking of which...

    Right out of the gate, a wild accusation 180º divergent from the truth. If anything, he's too mollifying.

    Yeah, it's all about the money, isn't it? God forbid we spend any of it on the bottom 95%.

    After surprise, my immediate reaction to reading the topic title was, Oh, great -- this is just gonna give more fodder to the dittoheads who already hate everything about him. And lo and behold, you go ahead and fulfill my expectations with the very first response. Nice going!
     
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    Have I missed something? Did the US withdraw from Iraq & Afghanistan?

    Hasn't he mentioned something about putting troops into Pakistan aswell?
     
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    I think someone should have actually done something to recieve the Nobel Peace Prize, not just be the kinda guy people like. I have always supported Obama in his politics, but this is just silly.
     
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    Does this mean I have a chance at the Nobel Prize for Science and Literature? I've been thinking about writing a book!!!!
     
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    Wikipedia had it correct " he won the award for political correctness"


    Look how bogus this award is. The nomination cut off was February 1st! Ten days in office was the extent of his work. So he was nominated based on ten days of work. This has all the appearances of political correctness run amok. The Obama worship by left leaning organizations shows no limits on how far some will go to jettison their integrity just so they can kiss the papal ring

    I wonder who was paid off for this one. Then again, consider Ghandi never won the award and Arafat did.
     
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    That's hilarious. Let's be honest, he's won it simply for not being Bush :D
     
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    It does seem a bit early. It'll be interesting to hear what he has to say about it! I think he's going to have to choose his words carefully.
     
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    agreed. :D
    I think (most) Americans have no idea just how relieved the rest of the world is that Bush is gone. Gone gone gone. :)
     
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    No kidding. The day Obama was elected I felt like a massive boulder of shame and embarrassment was lifted from my little ex-pat shoulders. When I met people for the first time and they took notice of my accent, I no longer had the underlying feeling of needing to apologize on behalf of my nationality. Obama has gone a long ways towards repairing the very damaged reputation of America with much of the world.
     
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    There ... now it is more fitting for something I can agree with!
     
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    Actually I think it was just a matter of days.

    :confused:

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2009-10-09-obama-nobel-peace-prize_N.htm
     
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