Friday, October 9, 2009

Barry,Teddy & Woody!

I know I am supposed to be high fiving all my progressive friends over Barack Obama being handed the Nobel Peace Prize and nyah nyah nyahing the right wingers but I cannot. I find it almost offensive that in order to say eff you to George W Bush, the Norwegians decided to hand over the award to the next guy. Hey, Nobel Dudes, your Peace Prize guy is still waging Bush's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and is this close to expanding the Afghan war into an even bigger clusterfuque. Couldn't you have given the medal and the $1.4 million to somebody who has actually caused a little peace? Oh I don't know, maybe Bill Clinton for all his charity work or how about Bono, a living saint, or maybe Brett Favre, who has caused your American relatives to go into an ecstatic glee.
Obama is the third sitting American President to win this prestigious award, which in the past has been given to a terrorist named Yassir and a war criminal named Kissinger. Teddy Roosevelt received it for ending the Russo-Japanese War and Woodrow Wilson won it for his efforts to end World War I. Barack Obama seems to have won it for not being George W Bush.
So congratulations to Barack Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Now get to work earning the damn thing.

1 comment:

Jack Jodell said...

Good point, Max's Dad, and the only thing I can say is that giving this award as they did shows how much those outside our border want and need us as important and responsible members of the world community, who actively engage in diplomacy, as opposed to being bullying aggressors who choose to stand alone. That our country's leader was even considered, let alone chosen, represents a huge step in foreign acceptance that was all but destroyed by the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld clique.