You’re not alone. The party’s over, and all the water and aspirin in the world isn’t going to cure the Nobel committee’s hangover. Associated Press:
STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Nobel Peace Prize officials were facing a formal inquiry over accusations they have drifted away from the prize’s original selection criteria by choosing such winners as President Barack Obama, as the nomination deadline for the 2012 awards closed Wednesday.
The investigation comes after persistent complaints by a Norwegian peace researcher that the original purpose of the prize was to diminish the role of military power in international relations.
If the Stockholm County Administrative Board, which supervises foundations in Sweden’s capital, finds that prize founder Alfred Nobel’s will is not being honored, it has the authority to suspend award decisions going back three years — though that would be unlikely and unprecedented, said Mikael Wiman, a legal expert working for the county…
Fredrik Heffermehl, a prominent researcher and critic of the selection process, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that “Nobel called it a prize for the champions of peace…”
“Do you see Obama as a promoter of abolishing the military as a tool of international affairs?” Heffermehl asked rhetorically.
Well, yeah, b-b-but… George Bush!
Imagine that, a bunch of white guys trying to take something away from a black guy. What else is new?
Obama deserves his Nobel just for being born. Same goes for a second term. You name it, it’s Obama’s by default. That’s only fair.
(Hat tip: Don Surber)
P.S. BTW, Mr. President: Happy Anniversary!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRAMdUNo2Cg