I think that Obama is wothy of the Nobel Peace Prize, but I too was dismayed over his postponement of a meeting with the Dalai Lama. We shall see.
Not awarded for any works completed, but for works the committee would like to see done.Asked why the prize had been awarded to Mr Obama less than a year after he took office, Nobel Committee head Thorbjoern Jagland said: "It was because we would like to support what he is trying to achieve"
Exactly. This is purely political. It is way too premature to give anything to Obama because he has yet to accomplish much.Not awarded for any works completed, but for works the committee would like to see done.
The OP capitalized wrong word in his title, should have been: "If He leaves just one legacy."
and in particular for his taking away the very provocative missile shield.PRESIDENT OBAMA WINS NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. ... [T]he committee said it wanted to enhance Mr. Obama's diplomatic efforts so far ... An intellectually honest approach suggests the latter's concerns are not unreasonable. ..
Obama new missile defense policy to shield Russia too? - RT Top StoriesObama new missile defense policy to shield Russia too?
02 October, 2009, 12:57
The US administration's recent decision to scrap plans for an anti-missile defense shield in Europe has warmed relations with Russia, but replacing it with a new shield is now on the agenda.
Praise, shock greet Obama's Nobel win - thestar.comOSLO – U.S. president Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to encourage his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.
I doubt Obama had much to do with that. More likely a deal was struck for the Russians to back off on some other issues (e.g. Iran).and in particular for his taking away the very provocative missile shield.
God Doc, get over yourself!! No one of us if any more a lap puppy than you; whose views are always predictable...
Why must you call those whose opinions differ from yours "lap puppies" at every turn?
Because he has a penchant for the nanny state and organizations like the UN, the Nobel Prize committee and the federal Liberal Party well represent that agenda. Questioning the validity of these organizations is seen as a threat.Why must you call those whose opinions differ from yours "lap puppies" at every turn?
So, what's the thrust here?
Apparently you do. According to the Associated Press' article "Common misconceptions about the Nobel Peace Prize":You win the prize because of this???:
Not awarded for any works completed, but for works the committee would like to see done.
_ Myth: The prize is awarded to recognize efforts for peace, human rights and democracy only after they have proven successful.
More often, the prize is awarded to encourage those who receive it to see the effort through, sometimes at critical moments.