"... is to be given to the person or society that renders the greatest service to the cause of international fraternity, in the suppression or reduction of standing armies, or in the establishment or furtherance of peace congresses..." This is what Alfred Nobel said was the criteria for someone to be considered for the Nobel Peace Prize. So let's look at how Pres. Obama fits the bill.
" is to be given to the person or society that renders the greatest service to the cause of international fraternity" The greatest service....hmmmm....trying to think of what great service Pres. Obama has given.......still trying......Oh yes, how could I forget, his great speech at the UN, the one that got all those great applause by the great leaders of countries like, Venezuela, Cuba, Libya, Lebanon, China, Nicaragua, and so on, oh too many to list. I guess that is what the Nobel prize committee considers the "international fraternity" The applause lines happened when Obama would either chastise the US for arrogance, or for not understanding the peaceful religion and culture of Islam. Okay, lets look at the next one on the list, shall we...
"in the suppression or reduction of standing armies" Well, it looks like that one might be deserved, at least as far as the US military is concerned. Nothing says I don't really want all of you good, hard fighting, God fearing, Flag loving folks in the military to stay in too much longer, by saying, I'm going to do my best to resend "Don't ask, Don't tell". And to help all of you make your minds up even faster, I'm going to try and ask some of the more friendly folks in the Taliban to help put Afghanistan back together; they did say they weren't a threat to the west, and why shouldn't we believe them. Oh, and lastly, I'll give ACORN 1 million dollars to fight fires, but I'm going to reduce the US military budget and cut arms programs and missile defence programs for our allies, and finally I'll berate and chastise this great country so I can be more popular with the rest of the world. Oh, one more thing, I'm going to ask that the congress and the nation to pass stimulus bills, health care reform bills, Cap and Trade bills as fast as possible, not even bothering to read the final bills, that's not important; but I'm going to take what your generals tell me they need and mull it over for say 2, 3 maybe 4 or 5 weeks, so I can study it and really know how we should proceed. Now, don't let the door hit your ass on the way out.
And lastly we have, "or in the establishment or furtherance of peace congresses" I guess that would have to be his sitting down on the UN "Human Rights Council". That's got to be a "peace congress" if I ever saw one, I mean look who sits on it and has lead it in the past. Iran, Cuba, Libya, China, and many more human rights "mavens". What a wast of time that was, when you look at what he has done to promote peace. He wants the world to be rid of nuclear weapons, well what did do about Iran's aspirations so far, except show them our underbelly like a submissive dog trying to be your friend. He was asked what he thought about "American Exceptionalism" and he answered that he felt about it like folks in England must feel about British exceptionalism, or how Japan must feel about Japanese exceptionalism. So his idea of peace is to have no exceptional countries, because when all countries are exceptional, none are. So now we have the envy of the world tossed aside as an excuse to hate us, and that can only lead to more peace.
So if you sat on the selection committee of the Nobel Peace prize you couldn't come to any other conclusion, Pres. Obama deserved this honor, because if they didn't choose him, wouldn't that just show their hate and racism toward our president.
The man has done squat, nothing, zip-zero-nada.....but hey, he got elected President of the United States of America on that same record, so I may be wrong.