Geir Lundestad, director of the Institute, said that the decision to pick Obama was unanimous. (Apparently occupied by a ship of fools)
The deadline for nominations is Feb. 1, meaning the president was nominated after being in office for just 11 days.
That's right folks, he was nominated for the award 11 days into his Presidency, 11 days, what could he have possibly accomplished in 11 days that would have qualified him for the award.
Perhaps the Presidents own words can best describe his worthiness:
"To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize," Obama said in brief remarks at the White House. "I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments" (And what pray tell would those have been?)
"All nations must take responsibility for the world we seek," (certainly Mr. President, so where are many of the other nations in helping us prosecute the war on terror) "We cannot tolerate a world in which nuclear weapons spread to more nations (unless of course it's an Islamic regime such as Iran, or a country run by a tin pot dictator such as N.Korea) We cannot accept the growing threat posed by climate change,(even though it's cause is mother nature and ol' sol) We cannot allow the differences between people to allow the way we see one another." (unless you're a police officer that acted stupidly in dealing with a racist black professor friend of mine)
The President emphasized the work he has done as commander in chief in pulling back forces from Iraq,(apparently failing to advise all that the pullback of forces was scheduled during the Bush administration, so all good old Commander in Grief was doing was following the timetable agreed to by President Bush and the Iraqi government)
The President went on to say:
"This award is not simply about the efforts of my administration" (You can say that again,Mr. President)
Let's face it folks, Obama, by his own admission doesn't deserve this award, it's as simple as that. So why did Obama get nominated? Many believe that it was a slap in the face to former President George W. Bush, who himself was a nominee for the award in 2002, basically giving the award to Obama because he is not Bush. (Boy you can say that again)
But if this is the case, and it most likely is, what does this say for the Norwegian Nobel Institute Nobel Peace Prize Award. To award the Peace Prize to spite former President Bush is juvenile at best and really goes to show just how meaningless the award has become.
No doubt there have been many deserving persons who have been nominated and won the award and this action certainly seems to taint the process and the prestige the award once held.