Friday, June 10, 2011

Dear Nobel Committee

I'm writing in reference to the person you gave the Nobel Peace Prize to in 2009, President Barack Obama.  At the time, you all rationalized your decision based on the potential Mr. Obama had to make the world a better, more peaceful place.

Since that time, President Obama has:

  • Started an air campaign that interferes with an internal struggle between two armed factions in a sovereign country.
  • Continued fighting two other wars, with flare-ups in several other countries.
  • Violated the sovereignty of a U.N. member on multiple occasions to assassinate leadership of irregular forces.
  • Sided with one side in a dispute that has previously caused a shooting war when it would have been acceptable to express neutrality on the issue.
  • Supported deputies who actively assisted in the smuggling of weapons across an international border, weapons that have been used in the murder of soldiers, law enforcement, and innocent civilians.
  • Used his governmental bodies to terrorize his own citizens in their homes over trivial administrative matters.

Now don't get me wrong.  I agree with two of the above actions.  The others?  Well, not so much.  But that's beside the point.

The Nobel Peace Prize used to mean that you did something to keep or create the peace.  Teddy Roosevelt got it for facilitating peace between Russia and Japan. Lech Walesa, Martin Luther King Jr., and Ghandi got it for working peacefully for social change in their countries.  Mother Teresa got it for her works to alleviate the suffering of the lowest of the low.  There are many other examples of people who have worked to bring peace to our world.

But President Obama is not one of them.  He has committed acts that either make the international situation worse or at best continue policies that keep the balance of terror in place.

Having brought this to your attention, I expect that you will reconsider your poor choice in 2009.  While I cannot suggest an alternative, I'm sure that somewhere in our world there is a person who deserves this recognition more than President Obama.

Tusen takk,

Daddy J. Bear
Pater Ursus

5 comments:

Scott McCray said...

*Sigh*
If only...

PISSED said...

Great points Daddy Bear,

I am going to cross post this later MORE people need to see this.

Regards, PISSED

Matt said...
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Matt said...

Previous post deleted for poor spelling.

Corrected, it said:

WoW, thanks for this post. I'd never before even thought to compare him to the four mentioned above.

Great Job !

DaddyBear said...

Thanks guys. This has been rumbling around in my head since about the time the prize was preemptively awarded. It finally got good enough to share.

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