2009 Nobel Peace Prize
The heretofore unknown criteria used for determining the Nobel Peace Prize winner is no longer a secret. The award of the 2009 prize to Barack Obama clearly demonstrates a record of accomplishment is unimportant. It is important, however, the prize recipient be willing to demonize the US and apologize for its accomplishments to a world audience replete with antagonists who envy and hate America's greatness.
The prize recipient should demonstrate a willingness to reach out and award increased political recognition and power to dictators, tyrants, and terrorists with no demand they change their despicable behavior. A legacy of friendship with Marxists and terrorists (Van Jones and Bill Ayers, as examples) is obviously helpful. The prize committee must have considered America's decision to reduce its ability to defend itself and its allies by yielding to "peace loving" Russia's demand we cancel our plans to deploy defensive missile systems in eastern Europe a significant "peace" initiative.
The President's willingness to destroy the US economy through the unrestrained printing of money and the incurrence of record debt and deficits to pay for greatly expanded and unsustainable social welfare programs obviously played well with the committee as it demonstrated his love for his fellow man, in spite of the fact his demonstration of "love" will end up being paid for by several future generations of taxpaying Americans. Obama's willingness to make US businesses subservient to those in China and India by insisting our companies submit themselves to overly burdensome and expensive Cap and Trade regulations when China's and India's refusal to subject companies operating in their countries to similar requirements and financial burdens was surely appreciated by the Norwegians as it demonstrated Obama led America is willing to sacrifice so that others can prosper.
Former President Jimmy Carter, who won the award in 2002, called Obama's selection a "bold statement of international support for his vision and commitment." I have no doubt Carter is correct and that should scare the bejeebers out of every American.
- Ed Stewart
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