Friday, October 09, 2009

Global Prozac

On why Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Price isn't as silly as it sounds.

Its a gift from the world to Amercia, for electing a non-asshole.

But will it help or hinder him domestically? Being loved by the rest of the world is not necessarily a quality Americans admire in their leaders.

9 comments:

Ti-Guy said...

Obama's just about to escalate the war in Afghanistan and commit 40,000 more troops.

This isn't premature. This is magical thinking.

austin said...

Obama has done exactly nothing to promote peace throughout the world, this must be some kind of a joke and if not the prize itself just became the joke.

mauser98 said...

Barry O' may have war on a third front shortly. Iran. Oprah should have won.

RuralSandi said...

So, the only other leaders that won it were Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and Mike Pearson. Each did something concrete. Hey, Pearson negotiated the Suez issue and saved the world from war.

This is just US asskissing BS

Reality Bites said...

A few others former leaders have won it (Pearson was not yet a leader)

JIMMY CARTER
YASSER ARAFAT
YITZHAK RABIN
NELSON MANDELA
FREDRIK WILLEM DE KLERK
OSCAR ARIAS SANCHEZ President of Costa Rica
MOHAMED ANWAR AL-SADAT
MENACHEM BEGIN
WILLY BRANDT
KARL HJALMAR BRANTING Prime Minister Sweden

Reality Bites said...

I meant leaders and former leaders.

FrankD said...

Jonathan Kay: Nobel prize goes to the 'nice man with the best speech'

'bout says it all

Ti-Guy said...

"'bout says it all."

Darn tootin'!

Let's all talk that like that. It'll be so fun and folksy. So authentic.

Anyway, I'm glad Jonathan Kach...I mean Kay....has stopped crying long enough to write something.

Reality Bites said...

Jonathan Kay couldn't even sum up the fingers on one hand using the fingers on his other hand.