Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Nobel Committee Tries to Defend Choice of Obama Because World has "Less Tension"

Nobel Peace Prize committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland admitted President Obama hasn't contributed to a "safer world," but he has contributed to a world with less "tension." If reducing "tension" is worthy of a Nobel Prize, then, manufacturers of alcohol and tobacco products deserve a Nobel Prize too.

From Hot Air:
“We simply disagree that he has done nothing,” committee chairman Thorbjoern Jagland told the AP on Tuesday. “He got the prize for what he has done.”

Jagland singled out Obama’s efforts to heal the divide between the West and the Muslim world and scale down a Bush-era proposal for an anti-missile shield in Europe.

All these things have contributed to—I wouldn’t say a safer world—but a world with less tension,” Jagland said by phone from the French city of Strasbourg, where he was attending meetings in his other role as secretary-general of the Council of Europe.


GeronL said...

he was nominated less than two weeks after taking office. Did he really "reduce" tension?

I guess by sucking up to Russia, Cuba, Iran and every other dictator there is less tension. But the world is MORE dangerous because of it.

Sandy Childs said...

Less tension if you think of how, following the suck up, the world's dictators are now YUKKING it up!

bus said...

I am both surprised and humbled..