October 9, 2009

Imagine There's No Peace Prize, It's Easy If You Try

Hatched by Dafydd

So at the very moment that President Barack H. Obama convenes his "war council" to decide whether to accept Gen. Stanley McChrystal's recommendation to expand operations in Afghanistan -- changing to a counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy and adding 40,000 additional troops to the war effort -- the Norwegian Nobel Committee announces that the president, who has fewer peace-related accomplishments (or accomplishments of any sort) and done less for the advancement of peace than possibly any previous recipient, has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

Could the two be connected? Is the committee attempting to nudge Obama towards rejecting McChrystal's strategy in favor of withdrawal and appeasement of the Taliban? It could even be a direct bribe, since it includes more than a million dollars in prize money.

Nah; I'm sure there's no connection and no bribery. It's just another one of those amazing coincidences that seem to swirl around liberals and leftists.

(A reporter at the White House press briefing noted that Obama was nominated twelve days after being inaugurated. Now there's an accomplishment!)

Cross-posted on Hot Air's rogues' gallery...

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, October 9, 2009, at the time of 12:48 PM

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The following hissed in response by: TheBeardedDragon

I don't even know where to start. I am so offended by all the people who were overstepped in the process to give out this reward. Several vastly more deserving individuals who put their life at eminent risk (where are all the feminist screaming out about the fact that a vastly more deserving candidate who has been fighting for oppressed woman was not selected to receive the award - not to mention the 1.4 million just being a drop in the bucket for him). It has now become, in my eyes, nothing more than another political mechanism for supporting radical movements and changes. He had the opportunity to vastly change peoples view of him not to mention improve the chances of implementing some of his policies by turning down the award and asking to be reconsidered in a decade. I better stop because I think my comment is nearing the length of your entire post :)

The above hissed in response by: TheBeardedDragon [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 9, 2009 12:35 PM

The following hissed in response by: TheBeardedDragon

I stand corrected by one of my colleagues who points out that President Obama has two huge accomplishments that cannot be overlooked, "jack" and "squat". Thanks to SNL for something that will probably get more use than they ever imagined.

The above hissed in response by: TheBeardedDragon [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 9, 2009 12:54 PM

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