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Ironically, the best thing Obama could do would be to refuse the Nobel prize

Wouldn’t it be interesting if Obama turned down the Nobel Peace Prize? He could simply say that he doesn’t deserve it … yet, and that the Nobel committee should wait until he really earns it.

That would drive the right-wing crazy.

Scott Stantis
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Nick Anderson
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UPDATE: The Nobel committee defends their decision to award the Peace Prize to Obama, saying that the decision was unanimous, and that they awarded it for what he has done to bring about peace in the last year, not for what he might do in the future.



  1. Quidam wrote:

    They need no driving, they’ve been walking, running and crawling to crazy for years.

    Should he do so, they would accuse him of arrogance and alienating our European allies, which would have the virtue of actually being true.

    Monday, October 12, 2009 at 8:46 pm | Permalink
  2. Steve wrote:

    I think he pretty much has to turn down the prize – anything else could be construed as him settling on his current (lack of) achievements.

    Also, I don’t see how it is ironic that Obama best turns down the prize. It’s unexpected and unusual, perhaps. Calling it ironic is a stretch.

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 2:30 am | Permalink
  3. Sammy wrote:

    Which is it? Has Obama achieved nothing or has he single-handedly destroyed our nation?

    Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 5:23 pm | Permalink
  4. William wrote:

    Sammy, you are right, he singly-handedly destroyed your nation. Wait a second, let me think- he’s trying to clean up you’re ex-presidents mess. But from your narrow question I assume that you probably believe that the last 20 years of American politics has found success through two useless wars to expand america’s unilateral control of the world by creating dominance in the middle east. Oh, if only the founders of you’re country could see what abominations have been carried out for their mission of liberty. Strangle the world with your own notion of acceptable ways of governance… sounds like Britain’s school of thought over 13 independent states 233 years ago

    Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Permalink
  5. Larry wrote:

    You must be kidding. The entire planet is tired of War and Conflict. It’s just no one knows how to stop it without showing weakness or shame. Having been the leader of the free world for over one hundred years, we the United States should disarm first. And if that doesn’t work i.e. we get destroyed, well shit happens.

    Friday, October 23, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Permalink
  6. Chris wrote:

    Many people say that Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for not being George W. Bush. I submit that he really won it for not being James Monroe.

    Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 10:12 pm | Permalink