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Obama's Nobel Prize...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by da man, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    ... didn't quite have the effect the committee that awarded it intended, says the then-committee secretary:

    Nobel official: Obama peace prize didn't have desired effect

  2. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    I thought the Nobel committee only gave out awards on merit.
    old_tony likes this.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    A high school homecoming election has more honesty.
    old_tony likes this.
  4. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I judge the Obama presidency favorably given the circumstances he was placed in and think he'll become more and more respected as time goes on, but I still found the Nobel Prize absurd. I still do.
    heyabbott likes this.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    So did Obama.
  6. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    The world was really, really pissed at President Cheney and his youthful ward George.
    Vombatus likes this.
  7. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    I thought it was a blatant attempt to influence U.S. government and foreign policy. To this day, I wish Obama had flatly refused to accept it. That would have been the far more respectable thing to do. And he still had 4 to 8 years ahead of him to actually earn the award, like Carter did with Egypt and Israel. The Nobel committee really cheapened the award with that anti-Bush statement. I remember the Nobel with every Obama drone strike and laugh.
  8. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    They should have given it to Bill Clinton's dick.
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