Does President Obama Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?
by Lee Hemen
October 12, 2009
I wonder when anyone will ask the obvious yet unanswered question that if there were only twelve days for Obama to be nominated as President for the Nobel Peace Prize, who nominated him? According to OregonLive.com we discover that “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.” In fact, the key is truly found in such statements that were made by the likes of Aagot Valle, a lawmaker for the Socialist Left party, who joined the committee this year, who related that she hoped the selection would be viewed as “support and a commitment for Obama.” Socialist peaceniks want to influence Obama to do things their way.
What many people do not realize is that the Nobel Peace Prize in reality means nothing and the reason is because it has become so politicized as to make it ineffective to make any kind of difference in the world. It is kind of like the Pope who tries in vain to tell world dictators to “straighten up or else.” It means nothing. It is a prize given out by a slanted group of socialists to other socialists who think and act the way they do, kind of like the Oscars and Hollywood.
The prize was created by a guilt-ridden Norwegian, Nobel, who created TNT. And, unlike all the other Nobel Prizes, which are awarded by accredited Swedish institutions, the peace prize is given out by a five-member committee elected by the Norwegian Parliament. A leftist Parliament that picks a committee with a decidedly leftist slant, therefore, the decision to honor Obama was unanimous. Gee go figure.
Here is a list of just a few of those “lightweight” contenders that were passed up for Obama according to Mary Katherine Ham on The Weekly Standard blog:
Sima Samar, women’s rights activist in Afghanistan: “With dogged persistence and at great personal risk, she kept her schools and clinics open in Afghanistan even during the most repressive days of the Taliban regime, whose laws prohibited the education of girls past the age of eight. When the Taliban fell, Samar returned to Kabul and accepted the post of Minister for Women’s Affairs.”
Ingrid Betancourt: French-Colombian ex-hostage held for six years.
Dr. Denis Mukwege: Doctor, founder and head of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. He has dedicated his life to helping Congolese women and girls who are victims of gang rape and brutal sexual violence.
Handicap International and Cluster Munition Coalition: These organizations are recognized for their consistently serious efforts to clean up cluster bombs, also known as land mines. Innocent civilians are regularly killed worldwide because the unseen bombs explode when stepped upon.
Hu Jia, a human rights activist and an outspoken critic of the Chinese government, who was sentenced last year to a three-and-a-half-year prison term for ‘inciting subversion of state power.
Wei Jingsheng, who spent 17 years in Chinese prisons for urging reforms of China’s communist system. He now lives in the United States.
Wow! What a pathetic bunch of hacks! Surely the Anointed One did something during his twelve days in office to deserve the prize? Well according to his own White House official schedule here is what Obama did:
January 20: Sworn in as president. Went to a parade. Partied.
January 21: Asked bureaucrats to re-write guidelines for information requests. Held an “open house” party at the White House.
January 22: Signed Executive Orders: Executive Branch workers to take ethics pledge; re-affirmed Army Field Manual techniques for interrogations; expressed desire to close Gitmo (How’s that working out?)
January 23: Ordered the release of federal funding to pay for abortions in foreign countries. Lunch with Joe Biden; met with Tim Geithner.
January 24: Budget meeting with economic team.
January 25: Skipped church. (Claims to be a “Christian.”)
January 26: Gave speech about jobs and energy. Met with Hillary Clinton. Attended Geithner’s swearing in ceremony.
January 27: Met with Republicans. Spoke at a clock tower in Ohio.
January 28: Economic meetings in the morning, met with Defense secretary in the afternoon.
January 29: Signed Ledbetter Bill overturning Supreme Court decision on lawsuits over wages. Party in the State Room. Met with Biden.
January 30: Met economic advisers. Gave speech on Middle Class Working Families Task Force. Met with senior enlisted military officials.
January 31: Took the day off.
February 1: Skipped church. (Again.) Threw a Super Bowl party.
Yep, sounds like he truly did a lot of stuff for world peace… and how many soldiers have died in Afghanistan since President Peace Maker has taken office? Why over 350 and 43 of those came when he deemed himself to be too busy to speak with his general on the ground for over two (70 days) of those months! (See: http://conservativeamerican.org/military/soldiers-who-have-died-since-1202009/)
When the announcement was given to give the Anointed One the prize you could hear the utter shock in the room. People gasped because they could not believe the committee would be so blatantly stupid and partisan. But why expect anything else from this group of leftists? And this brings me back to my earlier question: Who nominated Obama in the first place? Sure, anyone can be nominated, even me! And, just about anyone can nominate you, however, that does not mean you will get to the “final round.” So, what do you think? Does President Obama deserve his award? And, who nominated him? Personally I think it was someone form his own inner network and I think it further exposes him to what he truly is, a socialist who wants to change the world into his image as all socialists do. If it was someone close to Obama, the taint of that in of itself stinks as much as the rest of Obama’s social change does. It has the same kind of smell as him not releasing his actual birth certificate or any of his college day writings or transcripts.
Pastor Lee Hemen has been the outspoken pastor of the same church for 25 years in Vancouver, WA. He writes regularly on spirituality and conservative causes and maintains several web blogs. This article is copyrighted © 2009 by Lee Hemen and is the sole property of Lee Hemen, and may not be used unless you quote the entire article and have my permission.