foreign newspapers on obamas nobel prize victory

Foreign Newspapers on Obama’s Nobel Prize Victory

obama nobel peace prizeThe left-wing NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands): ”What got into the committee to award this prize to a man who has yet to live up to the high expectations? Were they drunk?”

Center-left to center Volkskrant (Netherlands): ”It’s clear that Obama has increasingly more difficulty meeting expectations.  His inspiring words about peace and deproliferation have yet to be supported by any concrete results. What is meant to be a reward [for great achievements], could very well end up being tremendous burden for Obama.”

The right-of-center Telegraaf (Netherlands): “This isn’t the first mistake of the Committee, but it is the biggest. The value of the Nobel Peace Prize has been diminished.”

Benedict Brogan, writing for the British newspaper the Telegraph: “To reward him for a blank results sheet, to inflate him when he has no achievements to his name, makes a mockery of what, let’s face it, is an already fairly discredited process (remember Rigoberta Menchu in 1992? Ha!). That’s not the point. What this does is accelerate the elevation of President Obama to a comedy confection, which he does not deserve, and gives his critics yet another bat to whack him with. Shame on the Swedes Norwegians*. He should turn it down, even if he does look great in white tie and tails.”

The Times of London: “Rarely has an award had such an obvious political and partisan intent. It was clearly seen by the Norwegian Nobel committee as a way of expressing European gratitude for an end to the Bush Administration, approval for the election of America’s first black president and hope that Washington will honour its promise to re-engage with the world.

“Instead, the prize risks looking preposterous in its claims, patronising in its intentions and demeaning in its attempt to build up a man who has barely begun his period in office, let alone achieved any tangible outcome for peace.”

Left-wing rag the Guardian: “Indeed, the reasoning behind the awarding of the prize to previous American presidents has been easier to discern. Teddy Roosevelt opened the court of arbitration in the Hague and helped mediate a peace treaty between Russia and Japan; Woodrow Wilson was the founder of the League of Nations. Jimmy Carter won his prize for his “untiring efforts to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts”.

“Which is what makes the awarding of this year’s prize to a president who has been in office for a mere nine months an odd departure. It is as if the prize committee had been persuaded to give the award on the future delivery of promises.”

The Sydney Morning Herald: “YES, surprisingly, he could. Barack Obama, is the shock choice for the Nobel Peace Prize, less than a year after his election as U.S. President.”

Il Giornale (Italy): “Let me be clear: the discourse on Islam in Cairo was beautiful, tall, and it opens up new horizons, but did not lead to anything. And on the other matter, as pointed out repeatedly in this blog, Obama has been evasive or inconclusive, starting with Iran and Afghanistan. Nor can he boast the merits of rapprochement with North Korea, which was brought about by Bill Clinton. He kept only one real promise: the gradual withdrawal from Iraq. Enough to deserve the Nobel Prize?”

Center-left the Spiegel (Germany): “The Nobel Peace Prize has come too early for Barack Obama. The US president cannot point to any real diplomatic successes to date and there are few prospects of any to come.”

National Post (Canada): “Obama is being given his award for mere words — for striking fashionable poses in favour of multilateralism, for making a nice speech in Cairo, for offering “hope.” Months after Americans learned to dismiss Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign slogans as the meaningless bromides they were, Scandinavians are still drinking his Kool-aid.”

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  1. Doomed

    October 10th, 2009 at 18:13

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    The last several weeks any spoofs of Obama are being pulled off the air as fast as the Obama Farenheit 451 patrol can find them.


  2. Igor

    October 10th, 2009 at 20:49

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    I read the news about Mr. Obama Nobel price in newspaper. On the same page there was a news that US Air force is testing a new 13.500 kg bomb. Is that ironic or it is ironic?


  3. Grow up

    October 10th, 2009 at 22:41

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    If you disagree with the selection of the Nobel committee you’re free to make your own prize.


  4. Jscott

    October 11th, 2009 at 01:11

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    Obama WON deal with it! Hardly my friend. Answer me now, what EXACTLY has he accomplished? I could point out all of his campaign “promises” but you would shoot it down screaming “OMG teh OBAMA’S LOOK”. He has done literally nothing to deserve this. NOTHING…AT…ALL. Pull your head out of your butt. YOU LIKE HIM FOR WHAT? YOU DEFEND HIM AT THE COST OF YOUR LIFE, FOR WHAT? people like you are reason america is so f’ed up. You are so sure of your intelligence and so sure of your positions. WHY? you can’t back any of it up and yet you will defend it until it finally it becomes irrelevant because nobody listens to you anymore. Honestly take a look around, are you even worthy of the heaps of glory you lay at your own feet?


  5. Funny Story

    October 11th, 2009 at 15:04

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    Kinda ironic….the same day that he becomes the first US President to shoot a missile at the moon, he gets awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

    What about everyone else who’s said things about promoting world peace? Don’t we deserve a Nobel Prize as well?


  6. » “Were They Drunk?”

    October 11th, 2009 at 15:55

    #7


  7. james stafford

    October 11th, 2009 at 18:03

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    acon to nominate daffy duck for the nobel peace prize


  8. MK DAMODARAN

    October 11th, 2009 at 19:04

    Obama is now 48 – year -old and 2009 is very crucial for him. Obama was born on August 4 ,1961. His marriage was at the age of 31(3+1=4).He was elected President in the November 4 election.He is the 4th youngest US President.Also, he assumed charge after 148 years since the swearing in of Lincoln(148 adds up to 4).Also,it was after 40 years(4+0=4) of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. In a particular numerological way the year 2008 was important for obama. He was born in 1961 which gives 17 by addition.1961+17 makes 1978.Now,1978 brings 25 by addition.Add 25 to 1978.That gives 2003.Number 2003 gives 5 by addition.Adding 5 to 2003 makes 2008. Is it a mere number crunching? No ,not at all! To substantiate this point see the case of Saddam Hussein .He was born in 1937 .Adding the numbers in 1937 gives 20 .Add 20 to 1937.Then we get 1957.It was in 1957 that Saddam joined the Revolutionary party Now add the numbers in 1957.Then we get 22.Adding 22 to 1957 gives 1979. Saddam became Iraq president in the year 1979. coming back to Obama,his name number (occult number) is 26 which adds up to 8. b+a+r+a+c+k+o+b+a+m+a=2+1+2+1+3+2+7+2+1+4+1=26. Michelle was born on January 17,1964.Hence her birth number is 8.Her occult number is 44. Surprisingly,the fate number of Obama and Michelle is same.Their fate number is 29.It is obtained by adding together the numbers of the date,,month and year of birth. Briefly,Obama and Michelle carry the same fate number and occult number.Obama was elected 44th US President when Michelle was 44 years. Since the fate number is 29,the year 2009 is highly epoch making in their life. Also,notably,age 48 is crucial in another way.Because,4 and 8 are his birth number and occult number respectively.

    MK DAMODARAN,NUMEROLOGIST,CHENEPPURATH HOUSE,EDAYANNUR-POST,KANNUR,KERALA,INDIA,MOB:9496971228,E-mail:cheneppurath@gmail.com


  9. SenatorMark4

    October 11th, 2009 at 19:14

    While this award diminishes the Nobel prize, it does finally, clearly show that the left in all is’t incarnations cares not a whit about results, only professing feelings and desires and that is all that matters. When the taxes start rocketing and the dollar finally settles at it’s new level in the basket of currencies, Americans will no longer care to support the socialist regimes that have been draining the U.S. Treasury and bashing our goodwill and the remaining European states will face Iran and the Islamic mobs by themselves. Good luck with that! Since you have no Bill of Rights stating rights are given by God your Islamic majorities will soon have you wearing beards and burkhas through a simple majority vote. Then, unarmed populations will just submit. So sad to be you.


  10. Tully

    October 11th, 2009 at 19:38

    While this award diminishes the Nobel prize

    Sadly, it didn’t have far to fall. (Rumor has it that next year the Nobel Committee will award the Peace Prize to YOU!!!)


  11. Karen Kelly

    October 11th, 2009 at 20:18

    Not only does Obama not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, he has done nothing to earn it. I am Norwegian and embarrassed that my ancestor’s country would nominate let alone allow this abomination to happen. He has not fulfilled any promises he made during his campaign, and the US is in more trouble now than it was before with Bush in the hot seat. He needs to be impeached. He is narcissistic. He loves seeing himself on billboards and hearing himself talk. People, Americans and the World need to see Obama for what he really is!


  12. JustAsking

    October 11th, 2009 at 20:43

    Just hear a funny joke: “How did Obama get the Nobel Prize? He was the tenth caller.” Says it all.


  13. Koblog

    October 11th, 2009 at 20:48

    …approval for the election of America’s first black president…

    It’s getting so tiring to read of Europe’s smug approval that racist America has finally gotten around to electing a black as president.

    Tell me, how many blacks have been in top positions of power in Europe in its glorious and ever-peaceful history?


  14. Bettyhere

    October 11th, 2009 at 21:01

    Isn’t world peace the stock answer most beauty contestants say they want?


  15. TomTom

    October 11th, 2009 at 22:13

    What are thses publications thinking? Basing their opinions on fact. They must be racist!


  16. jr

    October 11th, 2009 at 23:22

    His prize was given for the 2009 Bobblehead Award. Look left, read the words, look right read the words, etc. Those are words written by his extreme leftist aides and communist mentors. The world loves a black guy? No, I don’t think so. Just look at Africa and see its starving people while the Norwegians give another million to someone who hasn’t earned it and is taking down the US. Okay, you good people who awarded this — who is going to save your rear end after the next dictator overruns your country? Obama? Never, he is the kissy kissy guy with dictators.


  17. Tully

    October 11th, 2009 at 23:27

    Isn’t world peace the stock answer most beauty contestants say they want?

    That’s why Michelle Obama is winning Miss World this year.

    Brack is also expected to take the Heisman and Cy Young Awards, and Kanye West is already scheduled to seize the microphone when Barack fails to get the Best Male Video Award (but he WILL get Video of the Year…).


  18. sgiustra

    October 11th, 2009 at 23:41

    The committee’s selection was

    CYNICAL: Towards anyone with awareness and sense of fairness. It wont work!

    MANIPULATIVE: Towards President Obama and U.S. public opinion. It wont work!

    TRANSPARENT: What child can be fooled by the noble but absurd aims of this selection?

    The awarding of this prize was meant to encourage peace. But the mockery of the selection can only harm efforts at peace.

    The awarding makes the committee look so utterly, what’s the word, delusional? stupid? Everyone is talking about the committtee and not the honouree. Proof of the terrible decision.

    In the past, Nobel selections were met with assent or disagreement. The stuff of debate and hopefully enlightenment. The present selection has generated more mocking comedy than any event in recent memory.

    President Obama is placed in a terrible situation. He was more surprised than anyone else was by his selection.

    Think, what’s worse, being deprived of an award that is deserved or being granted an award that is not deserved?

    Now, how will the members of this committee respond to the criticisms and snickering?

    If they were intelligent, they would accept the criticism and take it to heart and issue an apology of sorts. If they are stupid, they will make declarations that will only add to the mockery.

    Anyone want to bet which direction the Nobel committee takes?


  19. sneemdream

    October 11th, 2009 at 23:52

    Proof positive that the Nobel Peace Prize has become meaningless.As if Jimmy Carter winning didn’t give everyone a big enough clue.

    Only the 5 Norski nut jobs could ruin a once esteemed award.


  20. obamadoesnotrepresentme

    October 12th, 2009 at 00:14

    Obama doesn’t represent me. He claimed to accept the Novelty Peace Prize on my (as an American) behalf. He has no right to make such a claim.

    The Nobel Prizes (including those for scientific accomplishments) are officially crap. Alfred Nobel would be turning in his grave at what they are promoting in his name. The Nobel Committee(s) have disgraced the prestige of awards they have been charged with dispensing.

    The Novelty Prizes have now reached a new low in comic relief. The previous low was when Al Gore was given the Novelty Prize for espousing the fraud of “Global Warming” (now called ‘climate change’, otherwise known as ‘weather’ or ’seasons’).


  21. obamadoesnotrepresentme

    October 12th, 2009 at 00:15

    @Grow up

    And I have the right to ridicule the Novelty Prizes also. Now, grow up.


  22. Pat

    October 12th, 2009 at 00:46

    Obama got the 2009 Bobble Head Award:

    For ducking and weaving questions about his belief in Black Liberation Theology, radicals appointed as Czars, not showing the world his GPA in university, or even high school transcripts.

    For duck and weave decision making, passing the buck on Cap and Trade, Health Care delaying for two months decision to fully implement counter insurgency total warfare in Afghanistan.

    Allowing US government spending to “bounce” the dollar and put America on the course to stagflation.

    Spending less time daily working in the job as President since Taft…

    This award makes a lot more sense than five members of Socialist International on the Nobel Committee giving Obama his award for work on Global peace during his eleven days in office at the time this decision was made..


  23. NobamAcorn

    October 12th, 2009 at 00:54

    Heil Nobama? nyet nein uhuh negatory


  24. Savant

    October 12th, 2009 at 02:26

    @Grow up

    Actually no one other than the Norwegian NPP Committee “choses” therefore nominations mean nothing.


  25. MattNDunedin

    October 12th, 2009 at 03:25

    @Doomed

    I’ve always been a fan of W since the beginning but i acknowledge that he could have done more as a president and i know that deserves EVERY Americans credit for the way he responded after September 11, 2001. But a lot of people think that there is no one in the world dumber than the former president. I think the awarding of this prize to our current president proves every one of them wrong.

    Jeb 2012


  26. Clairvoyant

    October 12th, 2009 at 05:43

    Perhaps the Nobel Committee members can see into the future better than most. Wanting to award the Peace Prize to Obama at some juncture, they realized that waiting until he actually accomplished something might make it impossible for them to give it to him next year or the following year or in his last year in office. As a consequence they decided to dish it out now rather than have their hands really tied by Obama’s future non-accomplishments.


  27. Bob

    October 12th, 2009 at 05:50

    The Netherlands news stated this: “The value of the Nobel Peace Prize has been diminished.” I disagree. The legitimacy of the Nobel Peace prize has been thrown into the gutter when Arafat got his prize in 1995. Now its legitimacy reeks of socialist partisanship and international pettiness after being in the urine-soaked sewers of Oslo for so long.

    Socialism is only good for the lazy parasites and brain-dead elitists who hate freedom.


  28. james stafford

    October 12th, 2009 at 06:12

    @MK DAMODARAN

    ooookaaayyyy


  29. Oakley

    October 12th, 2009 at 08:23

    A pretty prize and nice bribe to manipulate the beta President into doing exactly what they want him to do. Push their agenda, and let America rot.

    Of course the President’s pride and arrogance would not let him decline. He even said he did not deserve it, so if that is true, how in good conscience can he accept? Because it is not true.

    Then he states that he accepts on behalf of the American people, the same people he puts down all over the world, degrading them, mocking them. If he accepted on behalf of the American people, he wouldn’t speak as if this is the crappiest nation on earth.

    So, by conclusion it is a complete lie and ruse on his part. True to character.


  30. renkidu

    October 12th, 2009 at 22:17

    In pursuit of the peace prize, Bill Clinton gave us the intifada, Jimmy Carter gave us North Korean nuclear proliferation, Al Gore gave us Cap and Trade. Thank God, the Norwegians have pre-empted the need for Obama to do something stupid.


  31. WhiteZombie

    October 13th, 2009 at 00:48

    This is just plain ridiculous. Obama has accomplished something that every other politician has been trying to do since the beginning of politics.. pull the wool over the publics eyes. In this case our loss of morals and the loss of the ability to distinguish between right and wrong have allowed this. It has allowed morally suspect people to infiltrate our government.. who would have thought that a tax cheat would be picked for head of the IRS? The list goes on and on. Its us poor REAL Americans who work hard for the little we have who are suffering as Obama rides his unicorn across our once great country leaving steaming piles of unicorn dung everywhere he touches down.. If everything is given to you for free what incentive do you have to work for anything? That appears to be what the Left wants for America.. “we will take care of you from the day you’re born until the day you die, you will not HAVE to work for anything, if yuo can’t afford it we’ll give it to you”.. As much as I like getting things for “free”, anyone who has lived a few years in the real world knows there is no such thing as “free” and if YOU’RE getting it for free then SOMEONE ELSE is paying for it and I do not feel *I* should have to pay for your (healthcare, retirement, unemployment, welfare)… Plus what are we teaching our children when we give people who have accomplished NOTHING an award that USED to mean something..


  32. Tech

    October 15th, 2009 at 05:48

    Obama basically was rewarded for making speeches about things he could possibly do in the future.


  33. Arius

    October 15th, 2009 at 23:06

    The Nobel award to Obama is nothing more than political theater, only worth a good laugh.


  34. swcash

    October 20th, 2009 at 06:08

    Just previews of things to come. This is just the beginning.

    Squido

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