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ABC News: Year After Obama Won Nobel, World Looks for Signs of Peace
ABC News ^ | October 8, 2010 | By RUSSELL GOLDMAN

Posted on 10/08/2010 8:36:41 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

One year after the Nobel prize jury made its controversial decision to award President Obama the prize for world peace, a larger jury is still waiting for the president to live up to those lofty expectations.

Even some of Obama's allies -- like former Nobel laureates Al Gore and Jimmy Carter -- declined to assess his performance in fulfilling what the peace prize said was his "vision" of world harmony.

The one year anniversary of Obama's prize comes as fighting is escalating in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq continues to smolder and Obama struggles to keep fledgling Middle East peace talks from collapsing. Drones are firing missiles in unprecedened numbers and confrontations with Iran and North Korea are hotter than ever.

In addition, wars rage in Somalia, Africa, Asia and South America, fueled by religion, tribal hatreds, poverty and piracy.

Despite repeated calls by ABCNews.com., the White House declined to comment on how it believed the president advanced the cause of peace this year.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: failure; looks; nobel; obama; peace; signs; won; world; year

1 posted on 10/08/2010 8:36:47 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Huh? How stupid are reporters?


2 posted on 10/08/2010 8:37:29 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

How stupid the Nobel committee?


3 posted on 10/08/2010 8:39:18 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

The Nobel prize is a joke.


4 posted on 10/08/2010 8:39:25 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Current Conflicts
Algeria Insurgency 1992 —>
Angola Cabinda 1975-2006?
Burma Insurgency 1950 —>
China Senkaku Islands 1968 —>
China Spratly Islands 1988 —>
China Uighur 1996 —>
Colombia Insurgencies 1970s—>
Congo (Zaire) Congo War 1998—>
Georgia Civil War 1991—>
India Assam 1985 —>
India Kashmir 1970s—>
India Naxalite Uprising 1967 —>
Israel Palestine 1967 —>
Ivory Coast Civil War 2002 —>
Korea Korean War 1953 —>
Kyrgyzstan Civil Unrest 2010 —>
Laos Hmong Insurgency 2000 —>
Mexico Drug War 2006 —>
Namibia Caprivi Strip 1966—>
Nepal Maoists 1996-2006 ?
Nigeria Civil Disturbances 1997 -
Pakistan Baluchistan 2004 -
Pakistan Pashtun Jihad 2001 -
Palestine Civil War 2007—>
Peru Shining Path 1970s—>
Philippines Moro Uprising 1970s—>
Russia North Caucasus Insurgency 1992 —>
Somalia Civil War 1991—>
Spain Basque Uprising 1970s—>
Thailand Islamic Rebels 2001 —>
Turkey Kurdistan 1984 —>
United States Afghanistan 1980 —>
United States Djibouti 2001 —>
United States Iraq 1990 —>
United States Philippines 1898 —>
Uzbekistan Civil Disturbances 2005 —>
Yemen Sheik al-Houti 2004 —>

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/war/index.html


5 posted on 10/08/2010 8:39:53 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, You can't fix stupid...)
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To: BenLurkin
The Nobel prize is a joke.

Which is sad, because it used to stand for excellence and honor in the related fields. Now it's used as a political weapon.

6 posted on 10/08/2010 8:40:45 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Even some of Obama's allies -- like former Nobel laureates Al Gore and Jimmy Carter -- declined to assess his performance in fulfilling what the peace prize said was his "vision" of world harmony.

That pretty much says it all. No doubt if Nobel Prize Winner Yasir Arafat were still alive, he would also refuse to comment.

7 posted on 10/08/2010 8:41:11 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I think the Nobel committee figured out how ashamed they should be for giving the Nobel to someone who has accomplished nothing except for

"being elected while not reflecting as much light as other presidents".

As was seen on the sign of a quick lube place:

Free Nobel Prize with oil change

8 posted on 10/08/2010 8:41:39 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, the Heisman was recalled, why not the Nobel?.............


9 posted on 10/08/2010 8:41:59 AM PDT by Red Badger (No, Obama's not the Antichrist. But he does have him in his MY FAVES.............)
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To: WAW

Very, very stupid from the “committee”. What it was really was an FU to Bush combined with Euro liberal-white guilt.


10 posted on 10/08/2010 8:42:05 AM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More evidence that Obama was the poorest choice possible for the Nobel Prize.

Obama if anything has made world affairs much much worse by his speeches, appearances and his policies.

The worst US president in American history!


11 posted on 10/08/2010 8:42:05 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Will they use the Nobel Prize again this year to show their hatred for George W. Bush? That's the only reason Obama won last year. Who would be the choice if that was their intent? Cindy Sheehan? Code Pink?

They could just go the generic anti-American route...pick the Gitmo detainees, or Ahmedinejad (but maybe that would be going too far even for a European), or or Bill Ayers, John Kerry or Jesse Jackson.

12 posted on 10/08/2010 8:43:34 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: max americana

'Very, very stupid from the “committee”. What it was really was an FU to Bush combined with Euro liberal-white guilt.'

It was wishful thinking - at the very least.

13 posted on 10/08/2010 8:44:07 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Apologizing to foreign leaders over past events—A-Bomb dropped on Japan, burying ones head in the sand hoping to ignore a potential conflict —North Korea—and trying to establish a dialogue with a group of people who want you dead —the Islamic world—does not bring peace but rather shows weakness.


14 posted on 10/08/2010 8:48:29 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: WAW

What did Orwell say? War is Peace?

Obama is the architect of the destruction of democracy as we know it.


15 posted on 10/08/2010 8:49:55 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: rarestia

I still don’t get how he won. did he draft a plan and submit it to the judges? What exactly keyed the judges to award him the prize?


16 posted on 10/08/2010 8:50:37 AM PDT by freebird5850 (When 0bama fails, FREEDOM prevails!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I said when they awarded it - it was a great perennial gift to Obama's political opponents. Every year we're going to get to ask, yet again - WTF? And more and more people will ask that with each passing year.

The Committee gave it to him because they imagined he was going to replace war with unicorns dancing on cotton candy rainbows.

A handful of fey nitwit eurowimps set the bar so high, it was impossible for him not to fail. Like America's dim bulb presidente is going to end 200,000 years of war, based on his super coolness or something. After all, he wore sunglasses and rode a bike with his wife and stuff!

17 posted on 10/08/2010 8:53:27 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
One year after the Nobel prize jury made its controversial decision to award President Obama the prize for world peace, a larger jury is still waiting for the president to live up to those lofty expectations.

Surprisingly harsh commentary from a political ally like ABC.

18 posted on 10/08/2010 8:53:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Typical liberal eurospeak - - - He did not receive it for what he has done but for what he might do. They truly are crazy.


19 posted on 10/08/2010 8:54:24 AM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“Obama is the architect of the destruction of democracy as we know it.”

Our first terrorist president. He has done more economic damage than the 9/11 attacks. He has done more to undermine the republic, more damage to the constitution, more damage to the free markets and our way of life...

This tyrant must be pulled out of office.


20 posted on 10/08/2010 8:55:07 AM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: freebird5850

Your guess is as good as mine. Surely the simple presence of him as PotUS should have a universal calming effect, bringing peace to the entire world and unity to all of the races and creeds.

...then we all wake up and realize that it’s not a bad dream, Obama really is in the WH, and he really did win the Nobel Peace Prize.

When they take away Gore’s NPP, they should do the same for Obama. Neither one of them has done anything to further any sort of science or peace.


21 posted on 10/08/2010 8:58:57 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Where the hell did my prize go?......
22 posted on 10/08/2010 9:01:51 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Who gives a cr@p about the Nobel Peace Prize anymore since they started dredging the swamp for nominees.


23 posted on 10/08/2010 9:02:33 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Verginius Rufus

Surprise, they grew a pair and awarded it to a Chinese dissident. Maybe they realized the damage to the reputation of the prize they’ve done recently.


24 posted on 10/08/2010 9:06:37 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Red Badger
Well, the Heisman was recalled, why not the Nobel?.............

I was just think yesterday that they should ask for it back.

25 posted on 10/08/2010 9:06:51 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"We are going to have just hand-to-hand combat up here on Capitol Hill."

Barack Hussein Obama

Nobel Peace Price Winner
26 posted on 10/08/2010 9:07:25 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: certrtwngnut

Does that mean they would have given Hitler the award in 1934?

Does that mean they would have given Stalin the award in 1944?

Does that mean they would have given the award to Chairman Mao in 1960?

Does that mean they would have given the award to Castro in 1958?

Sure sounds like it.


27 posted on 10/08/2010 9:08:24 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

They will be posting the awards in the new category called retro awards for those that should have been given but never were. You are right this is how they think.


28 posted on 10/08/2010 9:22:50 AM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: jimbo123

Last words heard by Obama?.


29 posted on 10/08/2010 9:38:56 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So whom will they give it to this year? Hugo Chavez? Ahmadinejead?


30 posted on 10/08/2010 10:05:47 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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