Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama

Oct 12th, 2009, in IM Posts, by

Clerical, non bewildered reaction to Barack Obama's winning of the Nobel Peace Prize.

On October 9th president Barack Obama joined the ranks of Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, Jimmy Carter and Yasser Arafat as the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize.

In Banda Aceh the leader of a clerical body, the Himpunan Ulama Dayah Aceh (Islamic Boarding School Ulema Association, HUDA), Tgk. Faisal Aly applauded the Norwegian Nobel Committee's choice of Indonesia's favourite step-son, Barry Soetoro, aka Obama:

It's very appropriate that Obama has been awarded the Peace Prize, because he has played a big role in forging better relations between the West and the Islamic world.

Aly said Obama had proven his commitment to world peace by appointing an American Muslim to be his special envoy to heal the divisions between the civilizations, and by paying attention to the Palestinian issue. antara

Indonesians will have to wait an indeterminate time longer to see the 2009 Peace Laureate however, as he recently postponed his impending November 2009 visit to the country, to some point in 2010.


19 Comments on “Nobel Peace Prize Winner Obama”

  1. avatar Tom Degan says:

    While there are some people in its history who have received the Nobel Peace Prize that deserved it a hell-of-a-lot less than Barack Obama (Henry Kissinger and Yassar Arafat come instantly to mind), I don’t think the good folks in Olslo did the president any favors by presenting the Nobel to him so early in his presidency.

    Woodrow Wilson received his in 1919 only after his work for the League of Nations (at considerable cost to his own physical health).

    Theodore Roosevelt obtained his prize in 1906 after negotiating an end to the war between Japan and Russia.

    Jimmy Carter got his (post-presidency) after bringing Egypt and Israel together – no small feat!

    All due respect to the president – after all, he never solicited this award and it was as much of a surprise to him as it was to everybody else – but what the hell has HE done for peace lately?

    Am I missing something?

    http://www.tomdegan.blogspot.com

    Tom Degan
    Goshen, NY

  2. avatar Ross says:

    I thought my collleague was joking when he interrupted my work to tell me this appalling bad joke. But of course he wasn’t.
    This abuse of the Nobel Prize was bad enough when Gore got it, but the old pinkos on the awarding committee are clearly following their own political agenda in honouring the charlatan in the White House. He has repeatedly refused to disown the terrorist Ayers, an instrumental figure in Barack Husein’s rise and rise. Some peace champion.
    As for improving relations with the Muslim world, yeah, right, if you call grovelling a means of improvement.

  3. avatar Elsie says:

    Yes, it is indeed a case of premature adulation.

  4. avatar fanglong says:

    Over-awarded nice guy : “it’s easiest to do favours to those who don’t need them”. On ne prête qu’aux riches. And I’ll add : on ne donne qu’aux milliardaires. Wasn’t there a poorer, more discreet, and more efficient peace-maker under the sky ? The prize is worth nearly one million euros… Is Barack gonna repay Ayers some ghost-writings ?

  5. avatar David says:

    I guess it’s because he’s the first black president of USA, and youngish, and good lookingish, and liberalish, none of that has got much to do with ‘world peace’ though.

    Jimmy Carter got his (post-presidency) after bringing Egypt and Israel together – no small feat!

    Yeah I know, I put Jimmy Carter in the ‘bad’ group with Yasser Arafat because I was thinking of that joke from the Simpsons when they unveil a statue in the town square and it’s got Carter’s head and someone yells out

    Jimmy Carter?! He’s history’s greatest monster!

    Great stuff….

  6. avatar Patrick says:

    Barrack Obama doesn’t deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, he admits he doesn’t deserve it, the vast majority of Americans feel he has done nothing to earn it , but that won’t stop him from accepting such an award, after all he is Barrack Obama. The Euro-liberals know his weakness and how to manipulate his ego and have given Obama this award, in an attempt to infulence American foreign policy. The Aim of the commitee is to further deteriate the strenghth of the USA. The Nobel prize puts him in fine company with Jimmy Carter. They will be recorded in history as the 2 weakest presidents of the USA. Thankfully and by the narrowest of margins Al Gore (fellow Nobel Peace Prize recipient) will not share with them that distinction.

  7. avatar Ross says:

    Good on you, Patrick! Regulars here will think you are me, but you’re not! Nice to have another voice of reason!

  8. avatar Achmad Sudarsono says:

    Or Patrick, could it be, you just can’t handle the prize being given to a Black Man ?

  9. avatar Ross says:

    Typical superficial ‘racist’ slur from the above. Some of America’s best citizens are black, notably Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
    Obama’s ‘prize’ was bestown by Norwegians, who, the last time I was there, were mostly blonde-haired and blue-eyed. But I don’t condemn all ‘nordics’ because of that handful’s political prejudice and blatant bias.
    Why do these pukey lefties always try to place the colour card?

  10. avatar Patrick says:

    @ Achmad good to see you again! I had no problem with who receives this award as long as it is has merit. Nelson Mandela was a spuerb choice some years ago as an example.

    @ Ross – Thank you!

  11. avatar Achmad Sudarsono says:

    Hi Patrick,

    It’s true, I was a little tired and feeble yesterday, but I was hoping you’d get at least a little incensed at the unfounded implication of racism. On Nelson Mandela, when he won the Nobel Prize, he was officially a terrorist in the U.S. – a label rescinded only in mid-2008.

  12. avatar Patrick says:

    @Achmad are you going soft on me? You know I posted while sunnying myself at the beach and wearing my bright yellow speedo swim suit. I bet this info will get a rise out of you! Ha ha ha

  13. avatar Dion Barus says:

    He’s such a great statesman but too quick to be such a role model for entire human being regarding peaceful movement.

  14. avatar parvita says:

    I think Noble Prize is getting more politicized now then before.

  15. avatar Achmad Sudarsono says:

    Hi Patrick,

    Yellow speedos… va va voom ! Maybe I having been drinking enough Kratingdaeng, but it seems to be getting harder to hijack IM posts till they degenerate into racist insult fests.

  16. avatar Oigal says:

    You just not trying anymore Assmad.. I am so disappointed and bored.

    P.S. The Black Crusader had been President for 11 days when nominations closed..now that’s funny!

  17. avatar Rob says:

    Maybe the Nobel Prize Committee just thought, bugger it, if we want to, then “Yes we can!”

  18. avatar Achmad Sudarsono says:

    Sorry, Oigsy. Petty demands of real life and all that.

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