Sunday, October 11, 2009

Peace or Appeasement?

As it stands now, even those dwelling in the slums of Calcutta are aware that Barak Hussein Obama won the Nobel Prize for Peace. Are they aware however, that he has not earned the honor?

By Obama’s own admission, he has not earned this award, so why did they give it to him?

It is unclear to me what exactly the committee was thinking. Obama has been in office less than a year, was nominated for the prize only TWELVE DAYS after taking the oath for the office of president and is involved in prosecuting war in Afghanistan and Iraq. He may not have been president when the wars were initiated, but he is the president now.

The only thing I can think is that the Peace Prize committee is trying to influence American policies abroad; to, in effect “neuter”, as Rush Limbaugh put it, the president’s ability to act in the best interests of the United States of America; staging a silent coup over American policies, hoping to halt the military might of the greatest nation on earth.

The Nobel Prize was established in 1895 from the estate of Alfred Nobel, inventor of dynamite; awarded for accomplishments in physics, chemistry, literature and medicine; peace was added in 1901, and economics in 1968.

What it’s become is a joke.

In 1994, the prize was awarded to Yasser Arafat-PLO Terrorist; 1988 to the U.N. Peacekeeping Force-plagued by scandals of sexual abuse for decades.

Of the three sitting U.S. presidents who have won the award, all have been Progressives, cutting away at the fabric of our Republic-Wilson, Roosevelt and Obama.

Obama said he viewed the decision less as a recognition of his own accomplishments and more as "a call to action."

To what action I ask? Obama has so far made us less safe: destabilization of the dollar, takeovers of major industries and banking caving to Russian pressure, has dropped the European missile defense system and told Israel to give in to terror. Not only is America less safe with Obama at the helm, but the entire world is also at risk. So I ask again, what action does he now feel called to? How much further does he believe this “call to action” will call him to go in the name of peace?

The committee claims the impetus for the honor was his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

As Obama goes about apologizing for America, I can see where their criterion comes into play. He has bent over backwards trying to be “diplomatic” and get everyone to like us; he’s apologized to the U.N. for America “acting alone” and for the world’s “opposition to specific policies”; claiming America was “selective” in promoting democracy around the world. He’s bowed to a Saudi king, and wants to sit down for a chat with a madman and he’s shaken the hand of an evil dictator. Gee, *I* feel safe, how about any of you?

The list could go on, but I think you get the picture.

Sadly, the Nobel Prize has lost its luster and distinction over the years and Obama winning is the icing on the cake.

I’m thinking Mr. Nobel might have a use for the dynamite were he here today.


Tricia said...

I agree. Sadly, what used to be something laudable has now been smeared just like many other praiseworthy things in our country.

gram said...

Well said! Thank you! they have made a sham of something that was great - hey! that sounds a lot like what he's trying to do to AMerica....