The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

Q. What do Yasser Arafat, Al Gore, and Barack Obama have in common?

A terrorist leader, a dullard, and a do-nothing have more in common than you might think. Especially now that the do-nothing has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, despite the fact that he has yet to accomplish anything at all.

My favorite part of this morning's announcement is who Reuters decided to go to in order to get a note of criticism over the award:

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and opposes a peace treaty with Israel, said the award was premature at best.

"Obama has a long way to go still and lots of work to do before he can deserve a reward," said Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri. "Obama only made promises and did not contribute any substance to world peace. And he has not done anything to ensure justice for the sake of Arab and Muslim causes."

Once again, the World's Most Irrelevant Award proves how worthless it truly is.

Be sure to hop over to these other guys for additional commentary: Dan Riehl (who broke the news via my inbox), Confederate Yankee, Jules Crittenden and more to come, I'm sure.

Update: Heh!

Update: Soccer Dad has some excellent thoughts. I was going to put on my speechwriter's hat and trow out a couple of versions of The Speech He Should've Given, but I got sidetracked with stuff like "Making sure my bills get paid by working." The shame we bloggers must endure...



#1 captainfish 09-Oct-2009

I saw the story this morning. I am dumbfounded and flabbergasted.

TheNobel committee keeps downgrading the worth of all previous Nobelprizes. When Nobels are given to terrorists and people who have donenothing at all .... on anything, then the value of all other Nobels aremade completely worthless.

His award was given for his "efforts"in promoting "understandings" with the Muslim world. In addition, forhis "efforts" to push for anti-nuclear proliferation.

I'm sorry,but when did he do these things? Was it when he forced Israel under histanks tracks. oh sorry, he is anti-military, so under the wheels of hisPRIUS.

And, when has he pushed for reductions in nuclearmissiles as president? Oh sure, he played that hand while candidateObama, but I really can't recall when he did so as President.

So, all we have now is a Nobel Peace prize for attacking Israel.

Which of course, is what Jimma and Bubba-Hotep did, and have been doing (for jimmy c at least), as well.

So, from now on, the Nobel Peace Prize will be forever known as the Nobel Prize for Jew-Haters.

Nobel is rolling in his grave.

#2 captainfish 10-Oct-2009

Proof that the prize is nothing but politics pushed by liberals the world over...

The award is also an example of what Nobel scholars call the growing aspirational trend of Nobel committees over the past three decades, by which awards are given not for what has been achieved but in support of the cause being fought for.

Thorbjørn Jagland, the committee chairman, made clear that this year’s prize fell in that category. “If you look at the history of the Peace Prize, we have on many occasions given it to try to enhance what many personalities were trying to do,” he said. “It could be too late to respond three years from now.

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