October 14, 2009, - 1:20 pm
It’s rare that the Nobel Committee goes out of its way to defend itself for a controversial awardee. But, now, the Nobel committee members who bestowed a Nobel Peace Prize on Barack Hussein Obama are on the defensive. Three of them doth protest too much. And two won’t even respond to questions. Contrast their behavior with that of the late, great Kaare Kristiansen, who resigned from the Nobel peace prize committee over the committee’s insane award to terrorist-in-chief Yasser Arafat.
Members of the Norwegian committee that gave President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize adamantly defended their choice against a storm of criticism that the award was premature.
“We simply disagree that he has done nothing,” committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said Tuesday. “He got the prize for what he has done.”
Jagland singled out Obama’s efforts to heal the divide between the West and the Muslim world and scale down a Bush-era proposal for an anti-missile shield in Europe. “All these things have contributed to – I wouldn’t say a safer world – but a world with less tension,” Jagland said by phone from the French city of Strasbourg.
Ah, yes, let’s award an American President for both kowtowing to America’s enemies AND dismantling America’s defense.
Asked to comment on the uproar after Friday’s announcement, four members of the five-seat committee said they had expected the decision to generate both surprise and criticism.
Three of them rejected the notion that Obama hadn’t accomplished anything to deserve the award, and the fourth declined to answer that question. A fifth member didn’t answer calls seeking comment.
Frankly, I’m more impressed by recipients of Cracker Jack prizes, and by those who dole them out (the factory workers operating the machines that package ‘em).
The other Nobel awardees are chosen by Swedish institutions. But the Nobel Peace Prize is given out by a five-member committee elected by Norway’s parliament. The five members unanimously chose BHO for the award based on nothing but hype and a gushing, lying speech to the Muslim world. Oh, and as I’ve noted before, recent Nobel Committee members were caught taking bribes from the Chi-Coms.
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