Friday, October 09, 2009

Even Jimmy Carter did more

In an astounding move to further discredit the reputation of the Nobel Peace Prize, the Nobel Committee today voted to give the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to none other than President Obama.

They gave it to him for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

Seriously? Even Jimmy Carter didn't get his until the Camp David Accords. That at least involved sitting two men around a table who hated each other. Other than a black professor and a white police officer Obama hasn't even come close to a sham peace in the middle east like Carter did.

In fact Obama's international diplomacy is so bad he couldn't even convince the International Olympic Committee to send the 2016 games to Chicago. Thats how much clout he has on the international stage.

And lets talk further about peace. The war in Afghanistan has only become deadlier than ever under his watch, remember this from a few posts back? "So far this month, 38 American troops have been killed in Afghanistan. For all of 2009, the number is 220 -- more than any other single year and more than died in 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 combined."

Furthermore, under his Administration Iran has come closer than ever to building a nuclear bomb, if they haven't already, Russia and Syria keep talking as if Iran has done nothing wrong, basically calling Obama and our Country liars, North Korea pulled out of the 6 way peace talks in the Far East and here at home riots are brewing in Chicago, millions of Americans are marching against his domestic agenda, Darfur is still in the midst of a genocide and all the while war still rages in Iraq.

So again what peace has Obama brought in 2009? What international diplomacy has he accomplished so outstandingly well that it has brought cooperations between peoples? In fact what peoples are cooperating better now than they did in 2008? And not just better, but so much better that Obama should be credited with a prize won by Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Norman Borlaug, the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Martin Luther King Jr., and Teddy Roosevelt?

When history looks at the list of men and women who were awarded the Nobel Peace prize, it will surely be divided into two sections, those who accomplished something great that lead to a better life for the people around them. Then there will be the list of recipients of whom didn't help secure peace in their time or any time. Those who were given this award for no other reason than the high egotistical halls of academia could think of no better way to pat themselves on the back for theorizing about peace when action could have helped people around the globe.

This will be a list with Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, Barack Obama, Anwar Sadat, the IAEA, the UN, and Yasser Arafat. These are men who went to great lengths to discuss the importance of peace, pat themselves on the back, all the while letting the world slip closer and closer to oblivion. And while they pat themselves and have high minded discussions about theories and fantasy, when people actually step up and try to help do something to give just a little more freedom to people around the world they step up and condemn that action as warmongering and hateful.

So for now let President Obama put that Nobel Prize on the mantle in the Oval Office. Let him look at it every day. Maybe one day he may look up and realize that he hasn't actually produced results that have led our world closer to peace and maybe, just maybe he will take action. And if that day comes we will be better off than we were the day before. I just hope that somewhere in the back of his mind he doesn't think or believe he has actually already done something to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Amen!!! I just about went back to bed when I heard the news on the radio this morning. Unfricking believeable!