According to the will of the Swedish industrialist and inventor Alfred Nobel, The Nobel Peace Prize, which is one of five Nobel prizes, should be awarded “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity among nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”
So can someone enlighten me on what President Obama has accomplished, since or before his election as president of the USA, that qualifies him to be nominated… much less win this prize?
Unless it’s for The Beer Summit:
However, according to the The Norwegian Nobel Committee, they stated that they awarded the prize to Obama for his “efforts to strengthen international diplomacy, his vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons and for inspiring hope and creating a new climate in international politics.”
Huh?! Okay… I’ll play along, drink the kool-aid and give him an “A” for effort also, but that still doesn’t answer the question of what has he actually accomplished in this vein?! As Financial Times foreign affairs columnist Gideon Rachman states in this article on his blog, “What did Obama do to win the Nobel Peace Prize?”, “While it is OK to give school children prizes for ‘effort’, my kids get them all the time, I think international statesmen should probably be held to a higher standard…”
I ain’t hatin’… just askin’…