OT: Obama just won Nobel Peace Prize.
maritimtim at gmail.com
Fri Oct 9 17:03:19 EDT 2009
2009/10/9 Michael Gaudet <ok1000pentaxblog at gmail.com>:
> Yeah, this is slightly off-topic. But I'm not a fan of reading reports
> wrong. According to the NYTimes link that was referenced, the Nobel
> Committee based the decision on what Obama *has* accomplished in the
> last 9 months:
> "Thorbjorn Jagland, the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee and
> a former prime minister of Norway, said the president had already
> contributed enough to world diplomacy and international understanding
> to earn the award.
> “We are not awarding the prize for what may happen in the future, but
> for what he has done in the previous year,” Mr. Jagland said. “We
> would hope this will enhance what he is trying to do.”"
> Sure, people disagree. But saying "Apparently based not on what he's
> accomplished so far" is misleading.
I can give you the real reason exclusively.
It's because Mr. Jagland has an urge to meet Obama. So far Obama has
turned him down. Now Jagland is trying to bride him over with
Do I need to put a smilie here? Probably, this is after all the list
of wisdom and intelligence ;-)
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