I feel like I am living in an alternate reality. This can't possibly be the one based on common sense and logic and reason.
If it were, Obama would never have been elected President.
But this morning, President Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
He was nominated back in February when he had been in office for ELEVEN DAYS.
But even NOW, he has accomplished NOTHING to deserve this award.
Arizona State wouldn't even give him an honorary degree, remember?
Even a White House aide when given the news asked if it was April 1st already.
Then again, Al Gore got it for global warming.
Fast forward: remember when the global warming summit was SNOWED OUT and they had to postpone?? Cities in America are getting record EARLY SNOWFALL this year AGAIN.
What is infuriating to me is that Oslo gave it to him based on assumptions and things that MIGHT happen in the future.
They HAD TO. Otherwise, what could they say?
Let's be real, folks.
Obama did virtually nothing in the Illinois Senate. He did literally nothing worth mentioning in his time in the U.S. Senate.
And he has failed left and right as President--from the SOARING UNEMPLOYMENT to the RECORD DEATHS in Afghanistan. The bad guys are braver and cockier than they have been in ages. We have everyone from North Korea to Iran testing missiles.
But he CARES more than Bush did. And that's good enough for the Norwegians.
Oh, and don't forget. Jimmy Carter got it, too. THAT was a mockery as well.
It makes a mockery out of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mother Theresa who DID earn the Prize back when it wasn't so weighed down by politics.
The Times of London puts it well, "The prize risks looking preposterous in its claims, patronising in its intentions and demeaning in its attempt to build up a man who has barely begun his period in office, let alone achieved any tangible outcome for peace."
That paper read my mind with this observation as well, "There is a further irony in offering a peace prize to a president whose principal preoccupation at the moment is when and how to expand the war in Afghanistan."
Looks like we might have to send 60,000 more troops to Afghanistan.
Maybe they should have waited a bit.