The Nobel committee has seriously dissed the U.S. By giving Obama the Peace prize, the members exposed an underlying contempt for both the country and the president.
Seriously, Obama has accomplished nothing significant in such a short space of time and it too premature to award him any significant prize particularly the Peace prize. Worse awarding him just for effort is terribly insulting both to him and to the other candidates who did accomplish something of substance. It's also unjust because justice also signifies giving someone his due whether positive or negative
Effort is certainly laudable and worthy of some recognition, but in this world, results are of far greater importance and give a truer measure of a person. Again I have to ask what has Obama accomplished to merit such a prestigious award?
Frankly nothing.The award will also provoke another reaction: resentment. I'm personally resentful that such an important award goes to someone who has done very little. Before he was president, he was at the most a middling politician with great rhetorical skills but nothing of any memorable substance. In fact, Obama is one of those people who wins awards, praise and recognition for no apparent reason other than because he looks like something that appeals to people; whether it's the theatrical calmness, his seductive rhetoric, or who cuts an impressive figure in a suit.
Yet he's accomplished nothing substantive in his presidency. The stimulus package nor the speech he gave at the UN cut it right now.
I think I should submit my candidacy for the Peace prize