Friday, October 09, 2009

The man who should have won the Nobel Peace Prize


......is pictured above.

Well, at least he would have been my choice.

How about you?

10 comments:

olching said...

The choice of Obama does strike me as excessively sycophantic.

Still, I had visions of it being Saakashvili or Blair (considering last year's disgusting choice).

Why not someone like Aung San Suu Kyi, or I'd in fact find Rowan Willams a pretty funny yet useful choice.

olching said...

Why not someone like Aung San Suu Kyi *again*...

Apologies

Anonymous said...

yes,. indeed! And Chavez has had more experience and success than Obama Hes a real statesman! his Bolivarian revolution, a real vision...BUT the Nobels are oriented to the First world countries...
Far better is the Alternative Nobel prize...

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Adam said...

Chavez is a good choice.

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Neil Clark said...

Will do.

Anonymous said...

here´s Atzmons take on the "peace price":...

http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/the-nobel-prize-the-brand-and-the-president.html

douglasbass said...

Both David Frum and Victor Davis Hanson said that the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama was a preemptive strike, not in recognition of any accomplishment, but a request that he not do things in the future.

Can a Nobel Peace Prize winner keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons? Can a Nobel Peace Prize winner wage war in Afghanistan effectively? Can a Nobel Peace Prize winner tell the Jordanians on the West Bank they have to accept Israel's existence?

The Nobel Committee has picked so many scoundrels for the Peace Prize that it's hard for me to work up much outrage about the selection of President Obama. It's also hard for me to come up with a choice I'd really like.

Given that Chavez has meddled in the affairs of both Colombia and Honduras, I don't get that he deserves a Peace Prize.

neil craig said...

I can't name a specific person but Norman Borlaug, who "saved a billion lives" by developing better crops is the last winner who was fully worthy.

Better to give it to Monsanto than any politician.