Because nothing means anything anymore. Because good is evil and evil is good. Because we live in a morally bankrupt world.
Obama won what? This is embarrassing. Who's next? Bill Ayers? Stuart just pointed out this Nobel Fun Fact: This year's Nobel Peace Prize winner (Our Esteemed President, peace be upon him) recently refused to meet with the winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize (the Dalai Lama), in an attempt to suck up to China.
Obama has sided with evil, abandoned the Jews, the Iranians, the Hondurans, the Eastern Europeans, capitalism, individual rights, American sovereignty -- in under a year.
The world is careening to catastrophe. And they give him a prize.
And second, at least on the Right: “Why did they do that?”
Even the Nobel committee’s citation does not pretend Barack Obama has actually achieved anything. Rather, it was given to him “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” That’s efforts, not achievements.
Reading carefully through the entire citation suggests that Obama is being celebrated for two reasons. Its chatter about “a new climate,” the United Nations, a “vision of a world free from nuclear arms,” and “great climatic challenges” points to his being the anti-George W. Bush.
Second, the prize committee hopes to constrain Obama’s hands vis-à-vis Iran. It lauds him for not using force: “Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts.” This is obviously gibberish: Whereas Bush did not use force against North Korea, Obama does not rely on dialogue in Afghanistan. But the statement does pressure Obama not to use force in the theater that counts the most, namely the Iranian nuclear build-up.
So, from the Leftist Norwegian point of view, it’s a twofer — bash Bush and handcuff Obama.
My prediction: The absurdity of the prize decision will harm Obama politically in the United States, contrasting his role as international celebrity with his record devoid of accomplishments. Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, notes that Obama “won’t be receiving any awards from Americans for job creation, fiscal responsibility, or backing up rhetoric with concrete action.” Expert to hear much more along those lines.
Definition of worthless: "Irena Sendler saved 2,500 Jewish children during the Holocaust. In 2007 Irena
was up for the Nobel Peace Prize ... She was not selected. AL GORE WON, for a
slide show on Global Warming. (hat tip Maureen via the Cincinnati Post blog)
Comment: absurd decision on Obama makes a mockery of the Nobel peace prize
UPDATE: The Nobel Intentions Prize
UPDATE: Nelson snarks, "Many observers were shocked by the unexpected choice so early in the Obama presidency, which began less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline and has yet to yield concrete achievements in peacemaking. I am still wondering where or when the Obamanation brought peace, especially before February 1st."
Atlas readers go wild:
UPDATE: Jew haters never miss an opportunity to Jew hate