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Cow Poke
02-06-2014, 10:47 AM
Let's bypass the argument that Obama was or was not a legitimate candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.

For background, from Wiki (feel free to cite more legitimate sources)....

[cite tags don't work]The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to U.S. President Barack Obama for his "extraordinary efforts" to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.[1] The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the award on October 9, 2009, citing Obama's promotion of nuclear nonproliferation[2] and a "new climate" in international relations fostered by Obama, especially in reaching out to the Muslim world.[3][4]

The Nobel Committee's decision drew mixed reactions from US commentators and editorial writers across the political spectrum, as well as from the rest of the world.[/I wish they did]

If he were being considered TODAY, would he be awarded the Peace Prize?

One Bad Pig
02-06-2014, 11:26 AM
:shrug: The Nobel Peace Prize has been a joke lately anyway. Al Gore? Yassir Arafat? :no: Given the tortured logic involved in them winning, I can't say I'd be surprised if he would be awarded it.

Cow Poke
02-06-2014, 11:28 AM
:shrug: The Nobel Peace Prize has been a joke lately anyway. Al Gore? Yassir Arafat? :no: Given the tortured logic involved in them winning, I can't say I'd be surprised if he would be awarded it.

Wow, OBP... um... what more can I say? :sad:


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Soyeong
02-06-2014, 11:45 AM
I think it was given more in the hope that they'll do actions worthy of the prize rather than because they had done anything worthy of it.

Cow Poke
02-06-2014, 11:51 AM
I think it was given more in the hope that they'll do actions worthy of the prize rather than because they had done anything worthy of it.

Well, yeah, but like OBP said... I guess it HAS become more of a joke. :sad:

Ben Zwycky
02-06-2014, 11:56 AM
Vaclav Havel (the guy who led the completely peaceful successful revolution against Communism in this country and became it's first post-Communist president) said that if he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he would refuse it because he didn't want to be placed in the same category as Arafat.

mossrose
02-06-2014, 01:12 PM
Sort of like Henry Morgantaler being awarded the Order of Canada, which is this nation's highest honour.

He was responsible for millions of abortions in Canada through his clinics all over the country.

Makes me sick.

The Peace Prize is a joke these days.

Cow Poke
02-06-2014, 01:17 PM
Yeah!



(you knew that was coming, didn't ya :brood:)

mossrose
02-06-2014, 01:18 PM
Yeah.

:flowers:

Cow Poke
02-06-2014, 01:19 PM
Come to think if it, this is even worse than the "everybody gets a trophy" mentality of the liberals. It takes away the specialness of winning something. :shrug:

mossrose
02-06-2014, 01:22 PM
Come to think if it, this is even worse than the "everybody gets a trophy" mentality of the liberals. It takes away the specialness of winning something. :shrug:

It certainly does away with the reasons of good and help for mankind in these kind of awards.

Cow Poke
02-06-2014, 01:27 PM
It certainly does away with the reasons of good and help for mankind in these kind of awards.

Did you know that the Nobel Peace Prize came about as a result of the invention of dynamite*? :smug:




*ballistite

mossrose
02-06-2014, 01:33 PM
Did you know that the Nobel Peace Prize came about as a result of the invention of dynamite*? :smug:




*ballistite

I think I knew that, but had forgotten. Which makes me question the entire thing!

:no:

Although, without dynamite we wouldn't have the railroad through the mountains, so I guess it was okay.

:yes:

Cow Poke
02-06-2014, 02:57 PM
Yeah!

Just Some Dude
02-06-2014, 03:58 PM
Even if the Nobel Peace Prize and Order of Canada and like things have become a joke (or worse), at least we can be assured that our God will not do so.

Cow Poke
02-06-2014, 03:59 PM
Even if the Nobel Peace Prize and Order of Canada and like things have become a joke (or worse), at least we can be assured that our God will not do so.

Yeah!

mossrose
02-06-2014, 04:06 PM
:thumb:

Cow Poke
11-16-2016, 09:03 AM
It just occurred to me.....

I think Obama's odd speeches on "foreign soil" may be due to his realization that he never deserved the Nobel Peace Prize, and he's still trying to justify having received it. :shrug:

Like here....
(https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/11/15/in-athens-obama-warns-against-a-crude-sort-of-nationalism-or-tribalism-taking-root-in-the-u-s/)
ATHENS — President Obama warned Tuesday that Americans and people around the world “are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism, or ethnic identity, or tribalism” taking root amid the populist movements that are gaining currency around the world.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras by his side, Obama refrained from criticizing President-elect Donald Trump directly as he discussed the impact of his electoral victory last week. But the president made it clear that he sees a dark side to the kind of populist movements Trump's campaign embodied — ideals that other conservative leaders are advocating in Europe and elsewhere.

“We are going to have to guard against a rise in a crude sort of nationalism, or ethnic identity or tribalism that is built around an us and a them, and I will never apologize for saying that the future of humanity and the future of the world is going to be defined by what we have in common, as opposed to those things that separate us and ultimately lead us into conflict,” Obama said.

“Take Europe,” he continued. “We know what happens when Europeans start dividing themselves up and emphasizing their differences and seeing a competition between various countries in a zero-sum way. The 20th century was a bloodbath.”

Obama, who made it clear during the course of the hour-long news conference that he did not view the recent U.S. election results as a referendum on his own tenure or world vision, suggested that targeting specific racial, religious ethnic groups could backfire.

“In the United States we know what happens when we start dividing ourselves along the lines of race or religion or ethnicity. It is dangerous. It is dangerous, not just for the minority groups that are subjected to that kind of discrimination, or in some cases in the past, violence, but because we then don’t realize our potential as a country when we are preventing blacks or Latinos or Asians or gays or women from fully participating in the project of building American life,” he said.

“So my vision is right on that issue, and it may not always win the day in the short term in any particularly political circumstance, but I am confident it will win the day in the long term,” Obama added. “Because societies which are able to unify ourselves around values and ideals and character, and how we treat each other, and cooperation and innovation, ultimately are going to be more successful than societies that don’t.”

Mountain Man
11-16-2016, 09:16 AM
He's no more deserving of it today than he was at the start of his presidency, so why wouldn't they award it to him?

Cerebrum123
11-16-2016, 09:21 AM
Did you know that the Nobel Peace Prize came about as a result of the invention of dynamite*? :smug:




*ballistite

I remember a story about him creating dynamite in order to show people just how dangerous weapons could potentially be, and hope they would turn towards peace to avoid such horrors. If true, then he didn't have a clue about human nature.

Sparko
11-16-2016, 11:08 AM
I remember a story about him creating dynamite in order to show people just how dangerous weapons could potentially be, and hope they would turn towards peace to avoid such horrors. If true, then he didn't have a clue about human nature.maybe it should have been the Nobel Pieces Prize.

...You know, dynamite and all that...