Nobel Committee continues its march toward irrelevance and ridicule.
Today, in what one Pakistani political leader called an “embarrassing joke,” an American President who has accomplished absolutely nothing in office was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He joins such other luminaries and peace makers as Al Gore, who not only invented the internet, but roams the Earth spreading lies about its impending doom like a deranged soothsayer, Woodrow Wilson, a pacifist whose isolationist policies lead us into the Great Depression and World War II, Jimmy Carter, the intellectual ancestor of President Obama, and, of course, the terrorist, Yasser Arafat.
The award, which was founded on the guilt of Alfred Nobel, has turned into the Shame of Norway.
The rationale for awarding President Obama, who through his nine months in office has done nothing of note in foreign policy, is that, in essence, he talks a good game. In fact, his words have done nothing but buy time for a nuclear Iran to become a reality. But this goes beyond liberal nonsense of everyone deserves a trophy for just showing up. What does it say to those who have actually fought and died to make the world a better place? What about the hundreds of thousands of men and women who liberated Iraq and established a peaceful democracy in the cradle of civilization–is that not worthy of note? What of President Bush’s work to relieve malaria and AIDS in Africa over the past 8 years–ask anyone on that continent what their opinion is of the man from Crawford and you will hear more honest praise of him than of Obama.
But this is less about Obama than it is about the Nobel committee. A once legitimate and prestigious honor has become an embarrassment and a joke. The award is meaningless. Giving it to a president who has accomplished so little in nine months as has Obama is as idiotic as giving a peace prize to Al Gore and the IPCC for a politicized report on Global Warming™. The award, which was founded on the guilt of Alfred Nobel, has turned into the Shame of Norway.