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Old 09-17-2015, 02:25 AM
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I think the book should be titled "OBVIOUS!"...

Nobel panel saw Obama peace prize as ‘mistake,’ new book claims

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The former director of Norway’s Nobel Institute revealed this week that he regrets the committee’s decision to give the 2009 Nobel Peace award to President Obama.

Geil Lundestad, director at the institute for 25 years, said in his just-published memoir that he and the committee had unanimously decided to grant the award to Mr. Obama just after his election in 2009 more in hopes of aiding the American president to achieve his goals on nuclear disarmament, rather than in recognition of what Mr. Obama had already accomplished.

Looking back over Mr. Obama’s presidency, Mr. Lundestad said, granting him the award did not fulfill the committee’s expectations.

[We] thought it would strengthen Obama and it didn’t have this effect,” he told the Associated Press in an interview.
How about that?...An almost literal form of telling the world what fascinating clothes the emperor is wearing as they acknowledge his nakedness years later...
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[We] thought it would strengthen Obama
That's the requirement these tools use? Give the award to whomever they feel it will strengthen?

How about they stop playing politics and give it to who deserves it.
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The Nobel Committee lost all its credibility when it awarded this prize to someone who had accomplished nothing at the time. An award should be given for an actual accomplishment, not for the expectation of one.
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I wonder if they will ever recognize the fallacy to awarding the prize to Gore for lying?
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The stated qualification by the Nobel Committee:

"For his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples".

All Nobel Peace Prizes

This was 2009, the same year his DOJ started running guns to Mexico and then started watching the death toll rise. Hillary Clinton was appointed the chief diplomat and gifted the plastic reset button to the Russians.
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Between the prize they gave Obama "for what is is going to do"
AND The Prize they gave Former VP Al Gore for his weird science Global Warming shtick....

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The thing is I don't think Obama expected the NP. So it's not like he promoted himself for the prize.
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The thing is I don't think Obama expected the NP. So it's not like he promoted himself for the prize.
You might be right. Probably no one expected Obama to get the prize.

It's still a mistake.
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The thing is I don't think Obama expected the NP.
Not sure 'bout Barry but no one with half a brain expected it.
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The former director of Norway’s Nobel Institute revealed this week that he regrets the committee’s decision to give the 2009 Nobel Peace award to President Obama.

Geil Lundestad, director at the institute for 25 years, said in his just-published memoir that he and the committee had unanimously decided to grant the award to Mr. Obama just after his election in 2009 more in hopes of aiding the American president to achieve his goals on nuclear disarmament, rather than in recognition of what Mr. Obama had already accomplished.

Looking back over Mr. Obama’s presidency, Mr. Lundestad said, granting him the award did not fulfill the committee’s expectations.

[We] thought it would strengthen Obama and it didn’t have this effect,” he told the Associated Press in an interview.
It did strengthen Obama. The problem is it made him a more powerful and effective fraud.
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