Obama’s response to his Nobel Prize was the best thing I’ve heard from him. He recognizes that it was awarded too soon & reflects no serious achievement. Though his speech changes nothing, & is surely politic, he has, at least, put his award in a relatively sensible context (excluding his absurd mention of climate change). Obama sees that he has not earned the prize by the principles Alfred Nobel defined.
In fact Obama sees that his prize only means that he stands for the hope of peace.
This view, of the Far Left Nobel Committee, is as appalling as it is unsurprising. Does the Nobel Committee see Obama’s wishes as sufficient reason for his award? Sure, Obama wants peace, but even he knows he has not succeeded in achieving what peace requires. His wish for that achievement means nothing.
As the expression goes, “if wishes were horses, beggars would ride“. Does the Nobel Committee hope to give Obama a horse, simply by presuming that his wishing is a value? Put another way, should the fervently spoken hopes for World Peace expressed by a top Beauty Pageant contestant, gain her a Nobel Peace Prize?
All that is embarrassing enough, but this ‘award’ has already been besmirched by having been awarded to the impotent Jimmy Carter, the duplicitous Yasser Arafat, and irrational, power-seeking Al Gore! Clearly the Nobel Peace Prize goes to the most impotent and least successful.
The Nobel Peace prize is not so much a praise of Obama, as a condemnation. That he sees it as such is fascinating. A *prestigious award* is given to a significant political figure, yet so serves to wreck his career that his acceptance speech must also perform damage control.