Nobel Committee Says Giving Obama The Peace Prize Was A ‘Mistake’
Nobel Peace Prize committee Secretary, Geir Lundestad, has admitted that awarding the 2009 Peace Prize to President Barack Obama was a mistake. Sadly, for the committee, the rest of us non-Nobel prize holding folks world-wide could have told them that before they went handing out what can best be seen as a “participation trophy.” Even that is a stretch, because as of 2009, Obama’s participation in anything, really, is open to debate.
Regardless, Lundestad said that while the committee thought awarding the Nobel Peace Prize, “..would strengthen Obama,” in the end, “…it didn’t have this effect.”
Seriously. We all know he is an idiot, but is Lundestad saying that Obama was so bass-ackwards that their committee felt sorry for him and felt like he needed a boost?
All they accomplished was making him look like a fool. How embarrassing that was, and still is, for everyone; the committee, Obama, other winners, and America alike.
As pointed out in the article, even the media took issue with the prestigious award:
- “The last thing Barack Obama needed at this moment in his presidency and our politics is a prize for a promise” (Nancy Gibbs, Time Magazine)
- “Apparently the standard are more exacting for an ASU honorary degree these days (Jake Tapper, ABC News), in reference to Arizona State University declining to award the President an honorary degree when stating….
- “His body of work is net to come. That’s why we’re not recognizing him with a degree at the beginning of his presidency.”
The main stream media, as well as the rest of us, were literally embarrassed for him. The Nobel Peace Prize committee rewarded a do-nothing, whose only accomplishment up to that point was a campaign slogan, “Hope and Change,” and in doing so put him in the same caliber of human beings as Mother Teresa, Henry Kissinger, and Marin Luther King, Jr.
Mistake doesn’t even begin to cover the colossal faux-pas committed by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee. In doing what they did, they have rendered their judgement flawed and all future awards suspect.
Then again, Teresa, Kissinger, and King, Jr., aside, we are talking about the same group that award Nobel Peace Prizes to people like Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, and Yasser Arafat.
Perhaps the committee is a mistake unto itself.