Friday, October 09, 2009

Bwuh? Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

Barack Obama couldn't have been more surprised than the American people when they woke him up this morning to tell him he's won the Nobel Peace Prize. He himself admits he doesn't deserve it.

I don't say this because I think he's a bad person. He just hasn't done anything to materially advance the cause of peace. His ideas and leadership may be good, but there's been no accomplishment yet.

He would have gained a great deal of respect and good will if he'd politely and sincerely declined the award, and defused some of the negative rhetoric against him. If the award is indeed a high honor, it deserves the respect of being given, and accepted, in the spirit in which it was created.

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