So, Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Price. The BBC coverage here is interesting insofar as even the BBC is forced to fess up that of the thousands of those who have contacted the BBC, 75% have expressed “surprise”. (Though “world leaders” welcome it) I’ll say. My small point is that the BBC makes reference to this award being surprising after his “less than a year in power” period. Erm, bit more than that. The final date for nominations for the Nobel Prize was a mere TWO WEEKS after Obama ascended to high office which means it took just 14 days to carry out “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”. Hope the BBC make that point clearly since it is pertinent to the quality of the decision. I also enjoy the way the BBC reports the Taliban perspective so ensuring that those of us who think him not worthy are cast into the same rhetorical camp as Islamist killers.

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18 Responses to HE’S THE ONE…

  1. Asuka Langley Soryu says:

    That’s how powerful He is. It only took Him 13 days to make everything awwwwwwright. And thank God He did. Having everything, everywhere perfectly perfect is the best thing ever.


    • Jack Bauer says:

      I know. It’s amazing. Especially when you consider the stiff competition he faced while the Norwegian Wing of Eurotrash Central deliberated.
      Also on the Shortlist were luminaries like…


      FIDEL or RAUL CASTRO (depending on which one was STILL alive)





  2. Martin says:

    Even the BBC seem embarassed for him, bless! I know things are crazy when I’m agreeing with Jeremy Bowen and the Taliban!!!!


  3. Philip says:

    I read the best line at the Spectator today:

    “The prize that Ghandi didn’t get but Arafat did…”


  4. Heads on poles says:

    Is it ‘cos I is ……   insert whatever you want here!


  5. D B says:

    If you really want to turn your stomach, go to Twitter and search “Obama” and “John Lennon” together. The number of morons who think there’s something meaningful in Obama getting the Nobel prize on Lennon’s birthday is staggering (including Zachary Winner, of Winner and Associates, pro-Obama astroturfers)


  6. Doug says:

    Have you seen that the Guardian has been caught red handed Jew bashing? They posted a list of all Nobel Peace Prize winners but with the curious removal of all the Jewish winners. The Jewish Chronicle noticed and blogged about. The Guardian claimed they just copied the list from the Nobel site but a quick look of the Nobel site clearly reveals that their list contsin all the Jewish winners.



  7. Jack Bauer says:

    ‘I don’t feel I deserve to be in the company of other winners.'”  Papa Doc Obama

    Like the child-molester slash terrorist slash child killer Yassir Arafat — may he rot in hell.

    Nice company Barack.


    • Martin says:

      So can I win the Nobel prize for Physics if I think I might find the “god particle” in a few years, perhaps?


      • Jack Bauer says:

        Martin — nice try. But I’m sure the all-seeing Obama will solve that thorny problem before any mere mortal


  8. John Horne Tooke says:

    I suspect Alfred Nobel is spinning in his grave – the Nobel peace prizes have become a joke. The prize now has no value whatsoever. (if it ever did).


  9. D B says:

    Staunch support on Any Questions for the Obama peace prize by… William “Kool Aid” Hague.

    UKIP for me at the general election.


  10. NotaSheep says:

    Even the BBC seemed a little embrassed that their hero received this award.


  11. Tarquin says:

    Nice use of weasel words there (‘even the BBC’) – as for your point that they missed the nomination date, they quite clearly mentioned it:

    “Instead the committee chose Mr Obama, who was inaugurated less than two weeks before the 1 February nomination deadline.”


  12. cassandra king says:

    I wonder who nominated him?

    If nominations closed a bare couple of weeks after he took office it certainly begs the questions of ‘who/when/why’ doesnt it?
    I would like to know just WHEN he was nominated and by WHO, answer these questions and things would become a lot clearer.


    • John Horne Tooke says:

      1.      Members of national assemblies and governments of states;
      2.     Members of international courts;
      3.     University rectors; professors of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology; directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes;
      4.     Persons who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize;
      5.     Board members of organizations who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize;
      6.     Active and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; (proposals by members of the Committee to be submitted no later than at the first meeting of the Committee after February 1) and
      7.     Former advisers appointed by the Norwegian Nobel Institute.