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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Stoopid American
Trooth, justice, and the American way ...
01:21 PM on 03/25/2011
Don't forget Obama's veto of the UNSC resolution condemning Israeli settlements in the West Bank ...

Obama had never really earned the Peace Prize in the first place. Now, given his track record, it is an atrocity that he has not returned it. Give the prize to someone who actually works for peace, not just gives eloquent-but-meaningless speeches about it.
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Richard Bartholomew
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01:07 PM on 03/25/2011
'I have some bad news for you -- it'll never happen.'

What's bad about it? Does anyone really care? The Nobel Peace price has been a joke at least since Mr Arafat's name appeared on the list of recipients in 1994. I think there are enough klinkers on the list to render the prize an embarrassment to anyone involved who is capable of being embarrassed.
01:37 PM on 03/25/2011
Many argue that Teddy Roosevelt was the prize's first embarrassing decision...and that was in 1906.
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Ergon
Man From Atlan
05:23 PM on 03/25/2011
Yeah, after we financed the Japanese naval fleet which defeated the Russians :)
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Richard Bartholomew
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05:39 AM on 03/27/2011
I agree, Teddy does seem like an extremely improbably candidate for anything having to do with peace. I think your example alone is enough to demonstrate the futility and silliness of the whole enterprise.
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inmyhumbleopinion
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11:52 AM on 03/25/2011
The person who really deserves the Nobel Peace Prize is Greg Mortenson of "Three Cups of Tea" fame. The guy has single-handedly done more to reduce violence in Afghanistan via the building of schools for girls and talking to tribal leaders than all of our military might combined.

As for Obama's prize, well, perhaps the honor from the Nobel committee was aspirational. So much for that idea.
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Ergon
Man From Atlan
05:24 PM on 03/25/2011
In my pile of books waiting to be read.  Yes he deserves it. Faved.