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  • Taliban assail award of Nobel Peace Prize to Malala, say she is “agent of [the non-believers]“

    10/13/2014 7:56:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | October 13, 2014 | Pamela Geller
    Obama supports the Taliban. He insisted that Karzai share power with the Taliban. He insisted that NATO recognize the Taliban. Obama poses with Malala and supports her executioners. The Taliban aided and abetted Osama Bin Laden in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks on America.
  • Malala Yousafzai, Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize

    10/10/2014 4:13:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Associated Press
    OSLO, Norway – Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for risking their lives to fight for children's rights.
  • Syria Is 7th Country Bombed By 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

    09/23/2014 8:02:24 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 24 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 09/23/2014 | Tyler Durden
    The U.S. today began bombing targets inside Syria, in concert with its lovely and inspiring group of five allied regimes: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Jordan. That means that Syria becomes the 7th predominantly Muslim country bombed by the 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate – after Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Iraq.
  • Obama camp angry, embarrassed over 2009 Nobel Prize: official

    05/15/2014 2:54:22 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies
    Obama camp angry, embarrassed over 2009 Nobel Prize: official The Associated Press Posted: May 15, 2014 5:24 PM ET Last Updated: May 15, 2014 5:24 PM ET A senior Norwegian diplomat says his country's former ambassador to the United States was given a verbal lashing by Barack Obama's chief of staff when the president was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. Morten Wetland said Thursday the ambassador, Wegger Stroemmen, was approached by Rahm Emanuel, now Chicago's mayor, who accused Norway of "fawning" to the newly elected U.S. leader. Wetland, the Norwegian ambassador to the United Nations at the time,...
  • Nobel Nomination Nonsense: The Peace Prize is the most meaningless prize on the planet

    01/31/2014 8:13:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 01/30/2014 | Michael Moynihan 
    Thousands of officials are allowed to nominate Peace Prize laureates. Just like Vladimir Putin and Julian Assange's nominations, Edward Snowden’s nod should be ignored. If you have a paper thin skin (as I do) and are paid to comment on the news (this, for some mysterious reason, also applies to me), it’s advisable to fully disengage from writing about the Edward Snowden saga. After the initial leaks, I offered a cautious piece, urging against the instant beatification of the former NSA contractor. We knew little about him, I argued, so let’s wait for it to play out, and we’ll be...
  • Saudi Arabia severs diplomatic ties with US over response to conflict in Syria

    10/23/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 133 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 19:27 EST, 22 October 2013 | UPDATED: 19:27 EST, 22 October 2013 | Staff
    Upset at President Barack Obama's policies on Iran and Syria, members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are threatening a rift with the United States that could take the alliance between Washington and the kingdom to its lowest point in years. Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief is vowing that the kingdom will make a 'major shift' in relations with the United States to protest perceived American inaction over Syria's civil war as well as recent U.S. overtures to Iran, a source close to Saudi policy said on Tuesday. Prince Bandar bin Sultan told European diplomats that the United States had failed to...
  • COULD THIS REALLY BE EDWARD SNOWDEN IN RUSSIA?

    10/07/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 46 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10/7/13 | Beckett Adams
    Edward Snowden has apparently been living a life of poverty in Russia, surviving on meager charitable donations.
  • PR campaign gears up to get Nobel Peace Prize for Putin

    09/16/2013 1:28:37 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    MinnPost ^ | Sept 16, 2013 | By Nick Hayes
    Last Friday, just as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov were working out the final details of an agreement on the Syrian crisis, the Russian media went into high gear starting its drive for awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to Russian President Vladimir Putin. PravdaTV, a media outlet friendly to the Kremlin, produced and distributed a video clip opening with a scene of Putin tenderly caring for a Siberian tiger cub while the narrator says, “What does a peace prize mean, if not the prevention of war.” Scenes of Putin on location in the...
  • Mr. Obama's War

    06/16/2013 1:20:28 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    political outcast ^ | 6-16-13 | tad cronn
    That buildup has been going on for some time. For the past two years, the government opposition in Syria has been getting aid from the U.S., which has smuggled surface-to-air missiles and other heavy weaponry into Syria through Turkey. Along with arms, the U.S. has supplied fighters for the conflict, drawing mainly from al-Qaida-linked militias in Libya and elsewhere. This operation was at the root of the attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the ambassador and three other Americans. The Obama Administration has been working to cover up the facts about Benghazi not just because of the glaring incompetence of...
  • (Leftists Revolt ... Sign The Petition) Revoke Obama's Nobel Peace Prize

    04/18/2013 7:00:27 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    Roots Action ^ | Leftwing Roots Action
    Revoke Obama's Nobel Peace Prize After receiving the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, President Obama has made perpetual war look more perpetual than ever. Today, there are more U.S. troops in Afghanistan than when Obama took office. His presidency has widened the use of drones and other instruments of remote killing in several countries. Please sign this petition to the Norwegian Nobel Committee: I urge you to rescind the Nobel Peace Prize that was awarded to Barack Obama.
  • The Nobel Peace Prize Is a Joke

    10/13/2012 9:39:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/12/2012 | Michael Moynihan
    Once again, the toothless committee of unexceptional Norwegians has bestowed the world’s highest honor not for achievement, but for expectation. Hey EU! Kissinger and Obama are waiting to congratulate you backstage. In case you thought the crumbling, ineffective, and overly-bureaucratic European Union was on life-support, the Eurozone in danger of splintering, and the single currency on the verge of collapse, a group of unexceptional Norwegians would like you to remember that the 27 member states of the EU are, in fact, the global bulwark against war and misery. But when the Nobel Committee announced in Oslo on Friday that it...
  • EU winning Nobel Peace Prize is beyond parody.....

    10/12/2012 3:41:00 PM PDT · by Paradox · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 12th, 2012 | Iain Martin
    Has the committee which runs the Nobel Peace Prize been infiltrated by satirists or opponents keen on discrediting the organisation? Norwegian radio reports this morning, carried by Reuters, suggested that the European Union is to be awarded the prize for supposedly keeping the peace in Europe for the last sixty years. Was this a Nordic spoof? Apparently not. It is only a few years since President Obama was ludicrously awarded the Nobel peace prize for winning the 2008 election and not being George Bush. Since then Mr Obama has continued the war in Afghanistan, stepped up drone attacks and got...
  • Busted!… State Department Scrubs Damning Memo From Website Following Deadly 9-11 Consulate Attacks

    09/15/2012 6:53:03 PM PDT · by Fred · 132 replies
    GateWay Pundit ^ | 091512 | Jim Hoft
    On Wednesday September 12, 2012 blogger Speak With Authority discovered that five days before 9-11, the US State Department sent out a memo announcing no credible security threats against the United States on the anniversary of 9-11. The Overseas Security Advisory Council, who posted the memo, is part of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security under the U.S. Department of State. The OSAC memo said: Terrorism and Important Dates Global 9/6/2012 OSAC currently has no credible information to suggest that al-Qa’ida or any other terrorist group is plotting any kind of attack overseas to coincide with the upcoming anniversary of September...
  • HHS Sends $5.9 Million to Program Run by Obama Buddy (U of Chicago program tied to MO)

    05/14/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5-14-12 | Keith Koffler
    The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama’s closest friends. The Urban Health Initiative, which received the award, was originally based on a smaller program launched during the last decade by Michelle Obama, who was an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center before she departed to become first lady. The UHI is headed up by Obama basketball and golf buddy Whitaker, who has known the president since Obama’s...
  • ‘Peace, They Say’ (What on Earth has happened to the Nobel Peace Prize?)

    03/25/2012 11:31:40 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Friday, March 23, 2012 | Andrew Roberts
    PEACE, THEY SAY: A HISTORY OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE, THE MOST FAMOUS AND CONTROVERSIAL PRIZE IN THE WORLD Jay Nordlinger What on Earth has happened to the Nobel Peace Prize, which once was easily the world’s most prestigious award? Consider that in 1953, Albert Schweitzer and Gen. George C. Marshall were honored on the same day (with Winston Churchill winning the prize for literature, incidentally). Then fast-forward four decades to the 1990s when it was won by Yasser Arafat and Rigoberta Menchu Tum, the Guatemalan who supported murderous Communist guerrillas and has been accused of fabricating parts of her...
  • Nobel Foundation rejects Peace Prize criticism

    03/08/2012 7:11:54 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 23 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 03/08/2012 | AFP/The Local
    The Nobel Foundation, which administrates the prestigious prizes in line with the will of Alfred Nobel, on Thursday rejected criticism of recent choices for the Peace Prize. "Despite that many lively discussions have been held on whether the chosen Peace Prize laureates fulfilled the prescribed provisions, the Foundation does not consider that the prize decisions made by the Norwegian Nobel Committee have entailed any such deviation," it said in a statement. Swedish authorities had asked the foundation to look into claims from Fredrik Heffermehl, a lawyer and author of the book "The Nobel Peace Prize: What Nobel Really Wanted," that...
  • Bill Clinton and Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

    02/27/2012 3:35:42 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 39 replies · 3+ views
    Bill Clinton and Bradley Manning nominated for Nobel Peace Prize A total of 231 nominees are up for the Nobel Peace Prize this year, the Nobel Institute said on Monday, with Bill Clinton, Helmut Kohl, the EU and US soldier and WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning known to be on the list. 10:36AM GMT 27 Feb 2012 "As always, there are the usual 'nominees' and some newcomers, some famous and some unknowns, hailing from the four corners of the world," the head of the Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, told AFP. With 188 individuals and 43 organisations, the number of candidates comes...
  • I SUPPOSE IF I SUGGESTED SUMMARY EXECUTION I would be called "harsh"?

    06/07/2010 4:16:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 84 replies · 103+ views
    OSINT.INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a
    June 07, 2010 I SUPPOSE IF I SUGGESTED SUMMARY EXECUTION I WOULD BE CALLED "HARSH"? SNIPPET: "U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe Note that he didn't just lift a video and send it to Wikileaks. He also stole and released 260,000 classified US State Department diplomatic cables."
  • Nobel peace prize jury under investigation(Gore, Obama unfit)

    02/01/2012 10:17:45 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    AP ^ | 02/02/12 | KARL RITTER
    Nobel peace prize jury under investigation By KARL RITTER | Associated Press – 10 hrs ago. STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize officials were facing a formal inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize's original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama, as the nomination deadline for the 2012 awards closed Wednesday. The investigation comes after persistent complaints by a Norwegian peace researcher that the original purpose of the prize was to diminish the role of military power in international relations. /snip For example, in 2007 the prize went to climate activist Al...
  • We Are the Children of Oslo

    12/06/2011 6:39:31 PM PST · by Dogbert41 · 3 replies
    Wow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DgOS6ZOvcJs
  • Obama sending combat troops to central Africa to aid fight against rebels

    10/14/2011 11:09:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 270 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | October 14th, 2011 | CNN
    President Obama has deployed combat troops to central Africa to aid in the fight against the Lord's Resistance Army. In a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner, Obama says 12 troops with "appropriate combat equipment" were deployed on October 12 and approximately 100 in total will be deployed including a second combat team and headquarters, communications and logistics personnel. The forces will provide information and advise and assist "select partner nation forces," Obama explains. The troops will not fight except in self-defense. The full letter is after the jump.
  • Modesty is the M.O. for Polish heroine Irena Sendler ( lost Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore )

    04/22/2011 5:55:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 6+ views
    San Francisco Jewish Community Publications ^ | April 21, 2011 | michael fox
    Irena Sendler was a 29-year-old social worker when the Nazis walled the Jewish quarter of her beloved Warsaw. The occupiers ruthlessly exacerbated the suffering in the ghetto by forbidding Poles from helping Jews. Sendler originally smuggled food and medicine into the ghetto, but changed tactics once she saw that the Nazis’ aim wasn’t humiliation but annihilation. “Very quickly we realized that the only way to save the children was to get them out,” she recalled. Sendler and her cohorts began smuggling Jewish babies and adolescents from the ghetto with their parents’ blessing. The women acclimated the kids to non-Jewish homes...
  • Obama is keeping his peace prize

    03/23/2011 8:59:20 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 26 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 03/23/11 | MJ LEE
    “When I received that award, I specifically said there was an irony because I was already dealing with two wars,” Obama said in an interview with CNN from El Salvador. “So I am accustomed to this contradiction of being both a commander-in-chief but also someone who aspires to peace.”
  • Michael Moore To Obama: Return Your Nobel Peace Prize!

    03/22/2011 5:27:12 AM PDT · by Arcy · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/20/11 | Real Clear Politics
    Michael Moore tweets that President Obama should return his Nobel Peace Prize after he approved military strikes on Libya.
  • China’s Answer to Nobel Mystifies Its Winner (Chicom creates Confucius Peace Prize)

    12/09/2010 3:26:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/08/10 | EDWARD WONG
    China’s Answer to Nobel Mystifies Its Winner By EDWARD WONG BEIJING — The newly created award, named after the venerated Chinese sage whose teachings have been recited for thousands of years, was meant to rival the Nobel Peace Prize, and to lend an air of respectability and gravitas to China’s rise on the world stage. But those lofty goals appeared lost on the Taiwanese politician honored as its first winner. In fact, on Wednesday, the politician, Lien Chan, had yet to hear officially that he had won. Or that he was to appear at the ceremony in Beijing on Thursday...
  • Question: What to do with Obama's Peace Prize?

    01/08/2010 9:13:32 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 34 replies · 854+ views
    Jan 8, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    Excuse me it it's already been resolved, but now that Obama has unilaterally declared GLOBAL WAR against Islamic extremism, does he have to return his Peace Prize? Followup question: Now that Obama has moved the country to an all out war footing, do the captured enemy combatants still get taxpayer funded lawyers, comfy cells with cable TV and complimentary high speed Internet access, and full constitutional rights? Should they be eligible to vote?
  • Obama to Oslo: War is Peace

    12/14/2009 8:19:12 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 7 replies · 439+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview | 12/14/09 | alaphiah
    There they sat royalty, commoner, academic, rich and the privileged being lectured to by someone that many in his own country consider to be a Usurper to the presidency. The sweet irony of it all is Barry Hussein Soetoro illegitimately holds the office of president and as a usurper he accepted a prize that by his own admission was generous given and quite undeserved. Yet the ultimate contradiction—the Orwellian redefinition of reality was Soetoro standing before the Oslo gathering. And standing there he told them that the prize which they awarded him, the Nobel Peace Prize, could in fact be...
  • President Obama's won the Nobel Peace Prize cuz he BLACK! YEA ... by Kelonda

    12/12/2009 11:33:08 AM PST · by rkoliver · 18 replies · 901+ views
    This is precious! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uny-qSz6Wk
  • Obama Defends "Just War" in Nobel Speech; Says Non-Violence Would Not Have Stopped Hitler - Video

    12/10/2009 6:15:46 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 11 replies · 658+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 10, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of a short part of President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, which he delivered in Oslo, Norway today. In this clip, Obama defended the necessity of war at times, and even came right out and said "a non-violent movement could not have halted Hitler's armies." President Obama should be commended for making the case for "just war" in front of a European audience that may have been shocked (as shocked as we are) to hear him make that case, and even defend the role of the United States in underpinning post- World War II stability with...
  • Passion Fades for Barack Obama, The Perfect Poster Boy [Disappointment to EuroFools}

    12/11/2009 3:30:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies · 1,231+ views
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | December 11th 2009
    Passion Fades for Barack Obama, The Perfect Poster Boy Like many others, I fell for Barack Obama somewhere in the middle of Bush's second term, writes Gill Hornby. By Gill Hornby 11 Dec 2009 I've probably been in denial for a few months now. Turning a blind eye, trying not to overreact to the little things, even though all the signs were there. But now it might just be time to face up to it. Another political love affair is over. Another one has let me down. President Obama's acceptance speech at the Nobel Prize ceremony wasn't the last straw,...
  • Obama Bashes America During Nobel Acceptance Speech

    12/10/2009 10:05:10 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies · 2,068+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | December 10, 2009 | Steve McGough
    What was the Nobel Peace Prize Commitee SMOKING when they decided to award President Obama with this year's Peace Prize? Continuing the hot 2009 Obama tour in Oslo, Norway, the president again reached out to the world to let them know that the United States would reserve the right to act unilaterally to defend our country, but mentions again that we have not followed the rules ourselves.
  • Others more worthy of Nobel, Obama says (Then turn it down!)

    12/10/2009 3:36:15 AM PST · by tobyhill · 56 replies · 1,220+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/10/2009 | AP
    President Barack Obama, in Norway to pick up his Nobel Peace Prize, said on Thursday that he did not doubt there were others who may be more deserving of the honor. "I have no doubt that there are others who may be more deserving," Obama said during a press conference with Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. "My task here is to continue on the path that I believe is not only important for America but important for lasting peace and security in the world." The president will formally become a Nobel laureate later on Thursday when he receives his medal...
  • Obama, the Empty-suit Nobel Laureate

    12/09/2009 8:05:01 PM PST · by Abakumov · 20 replies · 898+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 10, 2009 | Editorial
    The decision to award Mr. Obama the peace prize was made during the period of irrational exuberance - the Obamamania - that attended his ascent to power. Nominations closed Feb. 1, when he had been in office less than two weeks. The lingering sense developed that the noteworthy achievement the committee wanted to recognize was either that Mr. Obama was not George W. Bush, or that he was black. Unless you are Barack Hussein Obama, you generally don't get awards in life for just showing up.
  • Obama to Accept Nobel Peace Prize as War President, Address Afghanistan Troop Surge

    12/09/2009 3:59:28 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 637+ views
    abc ^ | Dec. 9, 2009 | KAREN TRAVERS
    Trip to Norway Reignites Debate Over Obama's Qualifications for Prestigious Award. There is a bit of irony in that just 10 days after announcing the deployment of 30,000 more American troops to Afghanistan, President Obama will accept the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize Thursday in Oslo, Norway. the White House said he will acknowledge that he accepts the peace prize as a war president. Aides said he will address Afghanistan and the decision to add troops there and present it in the overall context of the award he is accepting. The peace prize sparked considerable debate over Obama's qualifications: Was his...
  • Obama Snubs the King

    12/09/2009 1:18:29 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 62 replies · 2,316+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 9, 2009 | Katarina Andersson
    Finally some Europeans are angry with Obama—the very ones who are awarding him his Nobel. Katarina Andersson on the president's decision to decline lunch with King Harald and skip his own Nobel exhibit. A day before President Obama receives his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, the president’s treatment of his Norwegian hosts has become hot news across Scandinavia. News outlets across the region are calling Obama arrogant for slashing some of the prize winners’ traditional duties from his schedule. “Everybody wants to visit the Peace Center except Obama,” sniped the Norwegian daily Aftenposten, amid reports the president would snub his...
  • "66% of Americans Say Obama Unqualified For Nobel Peace Award" (Translation from Japan)

    12/09/2009 1:37:32 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 13 replies · 858+ views
    Yomiuri Shimbun News Via Yahoo!Japan ^ | 9 December 2009 | Etsunari Kurose
    Large circulation Japanese daily Yomiuri Shimbun's reporter in Washington, D.C., Mr. Etsunari Kurose, reports in Japanese that Americans are not so hot on the idea of Obama receiving that award in Oslo, Norway.66% of registered voters in a very recent Quinnipiac Poll said Mr. Obama did not have the right to receive that award. Only 26% said that he did.
  • Obama prepares speech for peace prize

    12/08/2009 5:29:46 PM PST · by HokieMom · 41 replies · 779+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Matthew Mosk
    President Obama has delivered his share of challenging speeches, tackling race and his relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. in the heat of the 2008 campaign, pitching his health care overhaul plan to a skeptical Congress in September, and, just last week, explaining to an anxious nation his decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. This week, Mr. Obama will face perhaps his most daunting oratorical challenge: accepting a Nobel Peace Prize even as he presides over two wars. The president heads to Oslo on Wednesday with the additionally awkward burden of receiving the honor even though few...
  • Obama will attend Copenhagen summit before picking up Nobel peace prize

    11/25/2009 11:09:54 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 592+ views
    Times ^ | November 25, 2009 | Tim Reid
    Obama will travel to Copenhagen next month to attend the climate change conference, ending weeks of uncertainty over whether he would go and after intense pressure from Europe for his presence. Obama will offer to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 17 per cent from 2005 levels by 2020, a 30 per cent reduction by 2025 and a 42 per cent drop by 2030... After he attends the summit on December 9, he will fly to Oslo to collect his recently awarded Nobel Peace Prize the following day, and then return to the US. Obama conceded during his trip to China...
  • I Got's a Peace Prize!(Steven Crowder raps about the Nobel Prize)

    10/17/2009 4:12:02 PM PDT · by Califreak · 16 replies · 837+ views
    You Tube ^ | 10/15/09 | Steven Crowder
    Crowder pokes fun at rap music and the Nobel Peace prize.
  • Even The Nobel Jury Can’t Defend Obama’s Peace Prize

    10/17/2009 12:04:27 PM PDT · by vaper69 · 7 replies · 690+ views
    Anyone with the mental capacity above a 5 year old knows this Nobel business was nonsense. Non of my Democrat friends have even tried to defend Obama’s non-award award. Quite the opposite actually … even they are searching for examples of why Obama would qualify for such an award. This may actually be even more ludicrous than Gore’s Nobel award … almost. So what did the Nobel jury responsible for giving Obama the award do to defend their decision? Very little.
  • Majority of Nobel jury 'objected to Obama prize

    OSLO — Three of the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee had objections to the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to US President Barack Obama, the Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) reported Thursday. "VG has spoken to a number of sources who confirmed the impression that a majority of the Nobel committee, at first, had not decided to give the peace prize to Barack Obama," the newspaper said. In a surprise move last Friday, the Nobel committee attributed the Nobel Peace Prize to Obama less than nine months after he had taken office. The committee, appointed by the Norwegian...
  • What Would TR Do?

    10/14/2009 1:46:27 PM PDT · by Jbny · 5 replies · 509+ views
    Commentary Magazine ^ | Oct. 14, 2009 | Rick Richman
    Writing in the NYR Blog, Jonathan Freedland notes that Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize was awarded by a committee of five liberal politicians from a country whose population is half the size of London, reflecting a “Norwegian consensus” that “favors multilateralism, yearns for nuclear disarmament, and believes in international institutions, revering the United Nations above all.” The speculation in Oslo is that what clinched the award for Obama was chairing a UN meeting and “using that body as the vehicle for his disarmament ambitions.” READ THE REST AT COMMENTARYMAGAZINE.COM
  • World Sanity Takes Yet Another Hit

    10/13/2009 1:48:25 AM PDT · by MTank50 · 2 replies · 469+ views
    CROSSHAIRS - Opinions & Commentary ^ | 10-13-09 | Michael Tank
    Looking at Obama's past few years it would seem that he had made a Faustian bargain that would make Faust himself look like an unimaginative fool.
  • Ross Douthat: Heckuva Job, Barack [NYT columnist: Obama wrong to accept Nobel]

    10/12/2009 1:06:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1,320+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 11, 2009 | Ross Douthat
    This was Barack Obama’s chance. Here was an opportunity to cut himself free, in a stroke, from the baggage that’s weighed his presidency down — the implausible expectations, the utopian dreams, the messianic hoo-ha. Here was a place to draw a clean line between himself and all the overzealous Obamaphiles, at home and abroad, who poured their post-Christian, post-Marxist yearnings into the vessel of his 2008 campaign. Here was a chance to establish himself, definitively, as an American president — too self-confident to accept an unearned accolade, and too instinctively democratic to go along with European humbug. He didn’t take...
  • “My dynamite will sooner lead to peace…”

    10/12/2009 10:00:59 AM PDT · by chaimke · 6 replies · 680+ views
    Freedom's Cost ^ | 10/12/2009 | Chaim
    “My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.” - Alfred Nobel According to Nobelprize.org, Obama received the prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" Honestly, gentle reader, other than his amazing reading of a telemprompter can you name even one "extraordinary effort?" Can you name even one result that actually strengthened "international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples?"
  • Do the Norwegians secretly hate Obama

    10/11/2009 1:28:48 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 8 replies · 597+ views
    The virginian ^ | 10/11/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Ace of Spades is of the opinion that the Nobel Peace Prize will cause more people to start asking "the question." This is the problem that the Nobel committee has tossed into Captain Wonderful's lap. Real unemployment is at 17%, he tripled the deficit to $1.4 trillion, we're looking at possibly two generations (40 years!) of economic malaise and endless debt, Iran's about to get the bomb, he continues to dither on Afghanistan, a war he swore he'd win, he's a hyperpartisan archliberal (at best), he can't get his own party to vote for his leftwing healthcare plan, his primary...
  • Nobel "Piece" Prize

    10/11/2009 5:04:01 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 592+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 10/11/2009 | Ann Lindholm
    I just don't have the words for this one, other than, yea, he won all right, Nobel PIECE Prize. He's a PIECE of work. This man has got to be one of the most arrogant men I have ever seen. To think that after not even a full year of playing Senator that he was capable of running a country and a military, he has got to be a real PIECE of work. To think that after only twelve days in office he deserved the recognition of what the Nobel Peace Prize is supposed to recognize, he has got to...
  • Obama Should Refuse Nobel Peace Prize

    10/10/2009 6:24:29 PM PDT · by kathsua · 22 replies · 959+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 10/10/09 | reasonmclucus
    President Barack Obama should follow the example set by North Vietnamese negotiator Le Duc Tho in 1973 and refuse the Nobel Peace Prize. Many are criticizing the decision to award Obama the Peace Prize. This isn't the first controversial decision by the Nobel committee. It is inconceivable that the Commander in Chief of a nation whose troops are actively engaged in armed combat should be awarded a peace prize. I happen to support the U.S. role in both conflicts, but recognize that involvement in war is inconsistent with receiving the Nobel Prize. If Obama has made an "extraordinary effort" for...
  • Dr. Laura Wants Obama to Reject Peace Prize

    10/10/2009 2:59:42 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies · 1,019+ views
    newsmax ^ | October 9, 2009 | Dave Eberhart
    Dr. Laura Schlessinger contends that President Obama should reject the Nobel Peace Prize — and what the prize has come to mean. The popular talk show host opened her program Friday by telling her 9 million listeners that she believes the Nobel committee has become an anti-American organization that has sought to use its awards to influence world opinion and American policy to its own ends. She noted that in 1994, one of the three recipients to whom it awarded the Peace Prize was Yasser Arafat, for his “efforts to promote peace in the Middle East"
  • Mark Steyn: Nobel tops 'SNL' for Obama joke

    10/10/2009 7:28:31 AM PDT · by fiscon1 · 40 replies · 3,213+ views
    O.C. Register ^ | 10/10/2009 | Mark Steyn
    But that was then, and this is now. As the historian Robert Dallek told Obama recently, "War kills off great reform movements." As the Washington Post's E.J. Dionne reminded the president, his supporters voted for him not to win a war but to win a victory on health care and other domestic issues. Obama's priorities lie not in the Hindu Kush but in America: Why squander your presidency on trying to turn an economically moribund feudal backwater into a functioning nation state when you can turn a functioning nation state into an economically moribund feudal backwater?