A couple weeks ago we read on page 3 of the Sunday paper that Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. We were astounded and didn't know how we missed something like that. Then we figured out that we had spend the previous 2 days working at my parents house and there was no cable or internet there anymore. You miss a day, you do miss a lot.
Of course in the last couple weeks we have Obama saying he didn't deserve it, we have the liberals whining (good grief), of course the Republican don't think he has done anything. And Saturday Night Live thinks he got it for being not George Bush.
Do I think this is a bit premature? Sure. But I looked into what the prize is awarded for.
According to Alfred Nobel's will the Peace Prize should be awarded to the person who:
|during the preceding year [...] shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.|
Obama has I believe done this or more accurately is working towards this.
What is that old saying? Keep you friends close and your enemies closer.
And maybe he did get it for not being George Bush.