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Old 09.10.2009, 12:53
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May be Barack Obama will do the honourable thing and reject the prize...

I mean who the hell nominated him and on what grounds!

From a quick search on wikipedia, it seems the Nobel Peace prize is the least prestigious of all, and from this even it's gonna lose it's credibility...

But which contemprerary figure should this prize have been given to? They've all been pro war that last few years...


I guess he got the hi-score on the game

My vote would have gone to Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Re: U.S. President Barack Obama named 2009 winner of Nobel Peace Prize

I have to admit that Obama is a step up from Bush, but
did he deserve the Nobel peace prize? He did not in my opinion.

Much of the sh*t was inherited from Bush just remember that!
Obama is at least trying to be diplomatic.
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Re: U.S. President Barack Obama named 2009 winner of Nobel Peace Prize

I heard on the grapevine that he's planning a preemptive
attack against Taliban hiding on the moon
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In my humble opinion he deserves it for scrapping the anti-ballistic missile system to be stationed in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Why provoke Russia when you have Iran, North Korea, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq to deal with (not including israel and palestine)

Yeah, I do agree he has peace qualities and intentions. His speeches during his visit to the Middle East was a turn of direction. It's not so easy to turn such a massive country with a deeply rooted military-industrial complex. He is clearly getting heavy resistance back home. There are obvious splits between the White House and the Pentagon. Honduras is an example. Just the other day, a General popped off against White House policy to spin a Pentagon perspective

Folks, if you like peace, we are better off with Obama in the White House than a bonafide war-monger.
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My vote would have gone to Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Can you win it twice?

Edit: the answer is yes.

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Re: U.S. President Barack Obama named 2009 winner of Nobel Peace Prize

I really thought for a moment that it was 1st April today .....
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Folks, if you like peace, we might be better off with Obama in the White House than a bonafide war-monger.
Fixed it for you.

I think I'll like to see him actually deliver something more than spin.
So far, all I've seen is professional politician. Smacks of 1997, Blair
and Co. promising something different to Tory sleaze.
What did we get? Labour sleaze.
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I am just wondering when the hype bubble is going to burst.
Who knows, in another few decades calender may be changed to BB and AB (or BO and AO) and he will have his own religion? It can happen faster for him in internet age than the other guy.

After his 4/8 years he can form a World Union and become its first president?
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Re: U.S. President Barack Obama named 2009 winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Didn't he have that "beer summit" to bring together the black Harvard scholar and the white police officer?

And remember when he called Kanye West a "jackass" for insulting Taylor Swift at the MTV awards?

He's been peacemakin' all over the place.
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Re: U.S. President Barack Obama named 2009 winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Common misconceptions about the Nobel Peace Prize

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...bA-1gD9B7HDR80

_ Myth: The prize is awarded to recognize efforts for peace, human rights and democracy only after they have proven successful.
More often, the prize is awarded to encourage those who receive it to see the effort through, sometimes at critical moments.
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Didn't he have that "beer summit" to bring together the black Harvard scholar and the white police officer?

And remember when he called Kanye West a "jackass" for insulting Taylor Swift at the MTV awards?

He's been peacemakin' all over the place.
How soon we forget!
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More often, the prize is awarded to encourage those who receive it to see the effort through, sometimes at critical moments.
Perhaps they ought to give it Mr Ahmedajibjab, then?
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Re: U.S. President Barack Obama named 2009 winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Instead of turning down the prize, he should donate the money to US citizens who have lost their jobs and have no health Insurance, or some non profit org.
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Re: U.S. President Barack Obama named 2009 winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Maybe cuz of all the inter-racial sex that happened on the night he won the election?

[Still regret being on this side of the pond that night.]
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At this rate they'll be giving it to Kim Jong Il next.............for not starting a war yet!
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Common misconceptions about the Nobel Peace Prize

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/...bA-1gD9B7HDR80

_ Myth: The prize is awarded to recognize efforts for peace, human rights and democracy only after they have proven successful.
More often, the prize is awarded to encourage those who receive it to see the effort through, sometimes at critical moments.
So, Kim Jong Il was in with a shout!!!
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Re: U.S. President Barack Obama named 2009 winner of Nobel Peace Prize

What's worse, this is surely fodder to further convince the right-wing nut jobs in America that Obama may, in fact, be the Anti-Christ.
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Re: U.S. President Barack Obama named 2009 winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Biggest Joke of the Year. The Obama circus continues...
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What has he done to deserve it?!
Wait 20 years and I guarantee that you find out. It isn't the grand gestures that Fox news broadcasts it is the subtle diplomacy. I have always said that he is a genius when it comes to foreign policy. So here I stand and salute the flag

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Just this morning I was wondering what joke of a choice will they make for the Nobel Peace Prize.

I did not even imagine such a stupid choice.

I'm blacker than Obama, what do I get?
I didn't know race factors into who wins the award... Get a life, people. This is pure politics at it's best.
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Re: U.S. President Barack Obama named 2009 winner of Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace prize for Obama 'too fast': Walesa

Full story in the link below:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/w...ow/5106099.cms

Well spoken Mr. Walesa! You are atleast different from the scores of world leaders, who I am sure will heap glowing encomiums on Obama.
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