Communion Of Dreams

October 9, 2009, 7:34 am
Filed under: Government, Humor, Politics

I heard the news when the radio went on this morning at 6:00, and just started laughing:

OSLO – President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to encourage his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.

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The award appeared to be a slap at Bush from a committee that harshly criticized Obama’s predecessor for his largely unilateral military action in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. The Nobel committee praised Obama’s creation of “a new climate in international politics” and said he had returned multilateral diplomacy and institutions like the U.N. to the center of the world stage.

“The award appeared to be a slap at Bush . . . “ No shit, Sherlock. I can just imagine heads exploding all across the Right today.

Heh. Hehehehehe . . .

Jim Downey

(Cross posted to UTI.)

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Do I understand your logic. You give a prize to one person to get back at another. Interesting. Gosh that really makes the prize sound valuable. I really hope something that is supposed to be based on merit was presented in that way, not as a cheap “gotcha” even if the “gotcha” was deserved.

Comment by sandysays1

Gee, I bet those grapes are bitter, anyway!

First, I didn’t give the award to anyone. Five people in Norway made the decision.

I think that we in the US fail to understand the depth with which the rest of the world loathed W and the policies of his administration. Obama has accomplished a hell of a lot just by changing the tone – look at the polls out this week showing that the US has once again vaulted to the top of “most respected nation”.

Jim D.

Comment by James Downey

I’m far from a Bush supporter. I just believe in awarding for merit. If it was done in this vein, good. If not… Maybe that bitter thing is a blindly partisan thing… I’m not

Comment by sandysays1

Interesting to compare this with some of the commentary from last week, when Chicago was booted out of the Olympics race in the first round. I heard several versions of “people still hate the USA because of Bush so they didn’t vote for us” in the reactions.

I do think it’s a highly premature award, but hey – I wasn’t on the voting committee.

Comment by ML

You know, it may be ‘premature’ by some measures.

So consider just for a moment what happens to the Right when the Nobel committee awards him another one in a couple of years for his accomplishments.

Hehehehehehe . . .

Jim D.

Comment by James Downey

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