metamoracoug:Criticism and the “The rest of the
stories...” accepted. Thank you.
William: The rest of the stories for Menachem Begin & Yaasir Arafat is that
they both realized that peace was a more effective solution. Begin signed a
historic treaty with Egypt which brought peace between those nations for 3
decades. Arafat, maybe gaining wisdom with age, realized that accepting
Israel's existence would be the only way to get the US to mediate peace
talks -- and no doubt send money to the Palestinians. Both men had altered
their view and worked to achieve a different outcome.Putin has not.
He hasn't done anything to bring peace anywhere -- not to his own country
and certainly not to Syria. His only contribution was to help the POTUS remove
his foot from his mouth without too much embarrassment.
Putin is at least as qualified as Obama because he stopped Obama from warring on
Syria. He trumps Obama in peace. But let's face it, Putin,
Arafat, Obama, Gore, as a group are like Hitler, Mussolini, Tojo. Seriously,
'peace prize' is the wrong word. And yes, the Nobel peace prize has
been made meaningless.
Come on, people! The Nobel Prize means nothing any more. It is awarded for one
single solitary act despite a life of mediocrity. Might as well be an Oscar.In Putin's case, the only positive thing he has done is intervene
in Syria. (Though his motivation was clearly that Syria is a huge arms market
for Russian weapons).In Obama's case, it was for being the
first 'Black' elected President. (Though his Presidency has been a
You knew the world was becomming childishly hopeful when it gave Obama the award
for having done nothing except be born. If you say he became President, do you
think Romney would have gotten it too? Of course not. The Peace Prize to
Menachem Begin ordered the bombing of the King David Hotel in 1946. Yasser
Arafat was far less than the poster child for non-violence. They received the
Peace Prize.Some folks seldom pass up the opportunity to slam Mr.
Obama. Some folks lack of knowledge of history approaches infinity.The committee is composed of five members selected by the Parliament of
Norway.NONIMATION is not the same as SELECTION.
The same Vladimir Putin that invaded the sovereign nation of Georgia.....
If Obama can get one for doing absolutely NOTHING, then perhaps it's ok to
give one to a Russian who at least had a solution!
After awarding one to Obama, the award has lost all credibility. I'd give
it to Spiderman!
Sorry, TRUTH. There is no Nobel Prize given out for WAR. If there was, Bush and
Cheney would have shared one. As for Putin, is it really so awful to give him a
little credit? The world knows he's no angel, but then I guess it's
Obama getting all your bad vibes right now, correct? Boy, you sure showed him
who's who with that "Barry" stuff.
Give him Barry's......he showed more leadership than Obama in Syria!