How Low Can the Nobel Peace Prize Go?
And in other news, the Nobel Peace Prize still lacks all credibility. According to the Washington Times:
Russian President Vladimir Putin was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by an advocacy group that credits him with bringing about a peaceful resolution to the Syrian-U.S. dispute over chemical weapons.
The Russian advocacy group International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation of Peoples of the World nominated Mr. Putin, characterizing his forged agreement with Syrian President Bashar Assad — to turn over admitted chemical weapons cache to international authorities — a world-class and prize-worthy piece of diplomacy, United Press International reported.
The group also took a dig at the United States.
While announcing the nomination during a press conference in Moscow, group officials said Mr. Putin deserved the Peace Prize much more than President Obama, who won the recognition in 2009.
Um... that group name sounds a lot like a survival from USSR Communist times. They were big on unity and the cooperation of peoples -- on paper -- while they positioned the boot just right to crush the unwary's windpipe. But to give the devil his due, you cannot deny that Putin deserves the Nobel Peace Prize more than Obama did.
Putin might be a tyrant, a dictator, and responsible for the oppression of innocents in his own land and abroad, but he does do more than look good and say he's not Bush. Which is all Obama did to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
We live in very funny times, for anyone with an appreciation of black humor.