The 'I'm Not Bush' Prize and its Uselessness
Incidentally, that was the same justification they gave when they awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore and Jimmy Carter. It's basically been the Nobel "mee no like Booosh!" Prize for a few years now, and by that standard, I guess it makes sense to give it to Obama. While his policies haven't been that different from Bush’s thus far, Barack Obama is physically not George W. Bush. So at least that logic is unassailable.
So anyway, with genocide, oppressive dictators, and terrorism all over the world, the international community still thinks the most important thing in the world is putting a thumb in the eye of a former U.S. president. And this is yet another reminder of why the international community is a bunch of idiots that we're too smart to listen to. They're like a guy who puts his shirt on backwards and his pants on his head and then chides us for being thuggish and simpleminded. To get an idea of how utterly dumb and useless they are, think of America's liberals. They're usually the gold standard for pointless imbeciles, but even they think that giving Obama the Nobel Peace Prize is stupid. Basically, you take the most dimwitted hippies from the local college campus and make them even dumber and more useless, and then you have the international community.
And that's who Obama’s been sucking up to. Good job, sport!
The even more pathetic thing is that they probably thought they were helping Obama, when all they did was get people to once again ask, "So what has Obama accomplished?" This is the dreaded question that's been plaguing him since he first started campaigning. And what exactly was Obama supposed to do? It does come with a cash prize, so even I would accept it in the end, but it's still a total PR disaster. Obama's popularity with the world has netted no useful help in foreign policy, but he's now personally gotten accolades and money from those who want to see an end to American exceptionalism. An awesome response would be for Obama to bomb Iran's nuclear facility the day after receiving the prize, but that's something a man would do. That's something Reagan would do. Obama's too much of a sissy for awesomeness like that, and that's why the international community loves him.
So, in my opinion, should Obama have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? Of course he should have; it's a useless-moron prize. Obama is the most prominent useless idiot out there right now; I can't name a better candidate. I don't think he'll be as great for peace as the international community hopes -- i.e., completely dismantling America and stopping all attacks on the enemies of freedom in the world -- but he'll do about as well as you could hope for in an American president. It would be nice, though, if they would change the name of the Nobel Peace Prize so it doesn't bring down the status of the other prizes. They could call it something like "Useless Left-Wing Idiot of the Year" or the "Down with America Prize" or "King Dumbass." Then at least why they once gave one to Yasser Arafat would be less confusing.