Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Debate: Has President Obama lived up to his Nobel Peace Prize? (With Poll to FReep)
CNN ^ | October 10, 2011 | Amar C. Bakshi

Posted on 10/10/2011 6:15:19 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

The following is an excerpt of my interview with Thorbjørn Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, which is responsible for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize. In this section, Jagland speaks about whether Obama lived up to the expectations of the Nobel Peace Prize he was awarded in 2009. The rest of the interview will be published later today covering topics from the tragedy in Norway to Europe's role in Central Asia.

Has President Obama lived up to his Nobel Peace Prize?

Yes, I think so. I’m as convinced as I was when he got it that he deserved it for many reasons. He changed so many things in American foreign policy; During three months’ time, he, for instance and that’s what’s the main reason why he got the prize, namely that he paved the way for new negotiations with the Russian Federation about nuclear arms. If you look at the will of Alfred Nobel that goes directly to what he said that the prize should go to the person that has worked for - he called it reduction of standing armies but in today’s terms it means arm control and disarmament. So President Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize because he paved the way for such negotiations; he said that he was willing to discuss the nuclear shield of Europe and therefore, the Russians were beginning to come back to the table and negotiations started again.

(Excerpt) Read more at globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nobel; obama

1 posted on 10/10/2011 6:15:29 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia
I know it's an online poll and it's CNN, but I can't believe that 22.75% actually answered "yes"!

(Where have they been for the last 2 years and 8 1/2 months????)

2 posted on 10/10/2011 6:20:04 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

“...Debate: Has President Obama lived up to his Nobel Peace Prize?...”

Not no, but he!! no. Remember this. he was given this once proud award not for what he did, (which was absolutely nothing), but for what he MIGHT do (which has been absolutley nothing). The Nobel committee said that, not me.


3 posted on 10/10/2011 6:22:21 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

**Has President Obama lived up to his Nobel Peace Prize?
Yes, I think so.**

Oh, help us. I want some of whatever Amar is smoking.


4 posted on 10/10/2011 6:22:21 AM PDT by ReaganBaby26 (Perry/Cain 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

If you base the award on empty words and promises instead of results, then the answer is a resounding yes. Liberalism in a nutshell.


5 posted on 10/10/2011 6:25:06 AM PDT by edpc (Former Normalcy Bias Victim)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia
How do you say "you lie" in Norwegian?
6 posted on 10/10/2011 6:26:31 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

BUT WAIT!!!!!! If you call right now, we'll send you ANOTHER NOBEL PRIZE, ABSOLUTELY FREE!.......

7 posted on 10/10/2011 6:27:09 AM PDT by Red Badger (Furthermore, I think Obama must be impeached....................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: edpc
If you base the award on empty words and promises instead of results, then the answer is a resounding yes.

I'm with you. I would have answered "yes" for the same reason.

8 posted on 10/10/2011 6:27:42 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Of course he is~!

After all, he was elected to close Gitmo and end the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and end the Patriot Act and not kill people in Pah-kee-stahn, and he’s done all those things, right? Give him ANOTHER one!


9 posted on 10/10/2011 6:30:27 AM PDT by Mr. K (Sarah you broke my heart~!! Endorse Cain and all is forgiven)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCC-1701
Which proves it is a farce of an award.

They awarded a man for things never done. Just talk.What does that tell you about these presenters. You might as well hand it out to a used car salesman on his promises.

Asinine!!!

10 posted on 10/10/2011 6:31:47 AM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4!- which is also declared at every sunday mass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

They’re both worthless. Yes.


11 posted on 10/10/2011 6:32:50 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Red Badger
ROFL!!

RIP to Billy M.!!!

12 posted on 10/10/2011 6:34:30 AM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4!- which is also declared at every sunday mass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Has President Obama lived up to his Nobel Peace Prize?”

I thought it was the other way around. You qualify for a prize ... THEN you get it.


13 posted on 10/10/2011 6:35:51 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. " Edmund Burke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Ronald Reagan had REAL reduction in nuclear arms, during the time when Russia (USSR) was in a Cold War. No Peace Prize for the Gipper or Gorby.

However, the Nobel Peace prize committee feels that Obama has the promise of maybe starting negotiations to maybe reduce arms with a Russian entity that doesn’t represent any kind of significant threat. Meanwhile, Obama allows REAL threats in Iran and North Korea to go virtually unchecked, and has encouraged rebles to take over Libya without any consideration of what the rebels will do with Libya’s enormous stash of anti-aircraft weapons.


14 posted on 10/10/2011 6:36:01 AM PDT by kidd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sooth2222
If you look at the will of Alfred Nobel that goes directly to what he said that the prize should go to the person that has worked for - he called it reduction of standing armies but in today’s terms it means arm control and disarmament. So President Obama got the Nobel Peace Prize because he paved the way for such negotiations; he said that he was willing to discuss the nuclear shield of Europe and therefore, the Russians were beginning to come back to the table and negotiations started again.

Ronald Reagan actually won this peace almost 20 years ago and freed hundreds of millions from the Soviet gulags of Eastern Europe. His reward? Bupkis. No Nobel Prize. Just spite and scorn from the same liberal asshats who grovelled to give it to arch-terrorist Yassir Arafat for achieving a phony peace and to Barack Obama merely for being half-black.

There is is no real honor or dignity attached to winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Liberals have no honor or dignity.

15 posted on 10/10/2011 6:36:39 AM PDT by behzinlea
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Giving a nobel peace prize on future greatness has failed miserably.


16 posted on 10/10/2011 6:37:18 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (V)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Considering that the Nobel Peace Prize is worth about as much as t*rd in a supermarket, I’d say that Obama has lived up to rather well.


17 posted on 10/10/2011 6:37:56 AM PDT by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: johngrace

“...a used car salesman...”

A very appropriate comparison to Obabma. However, that would be an insult to used car salesmen. At least, they have SOME integrity.


18 posted on 10/10/2011 6:38:08 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (In Memphis on January 20, 2009, pump price were $1.49. We all know what happened after that.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Is this a joke?


19 posted on 10/10/2011 6:39:36 AM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Since the Nobel “Peace” price has become an empty zero, a mere conduit for the International Left to propagandize their diseased agenda, then I would yes, most definitely, the arrogant Race Marxist has definitely earned their meaningless platitudes.


20 posted on 10/10/2011 6:39:51 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sooth2222

First, you get the Peace Prize
Then, you earn it?

I guess offing terrorists with predators, engaging in undeclared wars, and inciting islamists riots throughout the middle east was something Bush should have done to earn the Peace Prize


21 posted on 10/10/2011 6:40:47 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

I voted...but how long has it been since the “peace prize” meant anything or was anything more than a political beauty prize?


22 posted on 10/10/2011 6:41:00 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

I voted no, but in a way he has lived up to it: he got it for being sort of black and reading a prompter, and he’s lived up to both of those.


23 posted on 10/10/2011 6:41:16 AM PDT by Yaelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

He has lived up to the ideals which earned him that prize.

(IOW - He still has accomplished nothing, and he’s still not Bush)


24 posted on 10/10/2011 6:42:48 AM PDT by MortMan (What disease did cured ham used to have?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

The Atheistic Socialist Globalist Prize was correctly awarded.


25 posted on 10/10/2011 6:43:24 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

They don’t a choice for uncontrolled laughing. Couldn’t vote.


26 posted on 10/10/2011 6:46:18 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCC-1701

LOL!!!


27 posted on 10/10/2011 6:46:58 AM PDT by johngrace (1 John 4!- which is also declared at every sunday mass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

No.....77.49%

Whoops.


28 posted on 10/10/2011 6:47:16 AM PDT by moovova (Report my sarcastic, fear-mongering lies to www.AttackWatch.com by clicking HERE.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Obama did nothing to deserve the Nobel Prize in the first place. And he has done nothing to justify having received it since then. At least he’s been consistent.


29 posted on 10/10/2011 6:48:39 AM PDT by SoJoCo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sooth2222

“Where have they been for the last 2 years and 8 1/2 months????)”

I suspect watching Jerry Springer and living on the Taxpayer dole.


30 posted on 10/10/2011 6:52:14 AM PDT by DAC21
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

He’s still not George W Bush so he has lived up to the prize.

It wasn’t just an attack on Bush’s policies, but the man himself. Otherwise the anti-war protests would still be going on every time a soldier dies or a month goes without us retreating, or we enter a new country (e.g. Libya).


31 posted on 10/10/2011 6:58:26 AM PDT by LostPassword
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well, since he got the damned thing only because he’s of the political far Left and black, I’d say he didn’t have much to live up to in the first place.


32 posted on 10/10/2011 7:09:06 AM PDT by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NCC-1701
he was given this once proud award

There it is. Once proud. Today, it's a joke. So, yes, he has lived up to the current state of the award.

33 posted on 10/10/2011 7:36:22 AM PDT by bgill (There, happy now?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Obama has in every respect lived up to my expectations. [Note: Almost no one considers me a pessimist, but I am a realist. I expected a massive failure.]


34 posted on 10/10/2011 7:53:52 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rightwingintelligentsia

Of course he has lived up to it. He is a black progressive. That was all the criteria used.


35 posted on 10/10/2011 10:05:47 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson