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Obama not worthy

Don Severe

Regardless of one’s political views, rational people must question how the Nobel Peace Prize could be awarded to President Barack Obama. According to Alfred Nobel’s Will, “the Peace Prize should be awarded to the person who, during the preceding year, shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding an promotion of peace congresses.” Nobel died in 1896 and the Nobel prizes were first awarded in 1901. The deadline for nominations is February 1st of each year. Therefore, Obama, who had been in the office of President of the United States for 11 days, presumably, must have been the most worthy person in the entire world to have met the criteria for the preceding year.

How could that be? President Obama had been on the campaign trail for most of that time? However, Obama is in good company with other winners such as Yasser Arafat and Le duc Tho. One must wonder why none of those who, historically, met the criteria in most critical times, e.g President Franklin Roosevelt, President Truman, President Eisenhower, Winston Churchill, General MaArthur, President Reagan, Charles DeGaulle and Margaret Thatcher were overlooked for this award. Unfortunately, since this award is oftentimes presented for political reasons, it is forever tarnished. Alfred Nobel must be rolling over in his grave.

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