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Ex-Nobel Secretary Admits Obama’s Prize Was A Mistake

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Ex-Nobel Secretary Admits Obama’s Prize Was A Mistake
March 13, 2018 jonathanturley Bizarre, Media, Politics




Like many people, I was highly critical of the awarding of the Nobel Award to President Barack Obama in 2009 before he had done anything as president. Now the ex-Secretary for the Nobel Prize Geir Lundestad has admitted that Obama did not deserve the prize but rather they thought the award would strengthen Obama. It is a maddening admission that the committee bypassed a list of worthy candidates with proven contributions to humanity to give a boost to someone that the Committee simply liked. That would seem grossly unethical but Lundestad merely acknowledged that it did not seem to work.

As I discussed at the time, Obama beat out various more worthy candidates including Dr. Sima Samar who is an amazingly brave Afghan woman who has risked her life to fight for the rights of women and girls in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. The chairwomen of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, Samar was the first Hazara woman to obtain a medical degree from Kabul University. She has had to repeatedly flee for her life but has insisted on returning time and time again to treat the poor and fight for women’s rights — in an area where feminists are routinely killed or sprayed with acid by extremists.

Samar also opposed the rise of Sharia law and religious radicals. Extremists forced her out as Deputy President and later Minister of Women’s Affairs.

For civil libertarians, the comparison of Samar and Obama could not be more striking. Where Obama has repeatedly refused to fight for principle and yielded to politics (in areas like torture, privacy, and detainee rights), Samar has refused to yield on principle — even at the risk of her own life. While Obama was in office less than two weeks before his nomination, Samar has spent a lifetime fighting for oppressed women in Afghanistan.

Geir Lundestad and his colleagues rejected Samar and others because they wanted to boost Obama. In his memoir entitled Secretary of Peace, Lundestad admits “No Nobel Peace Prize ever elicited more attention than the 2009 prize to Barack Obama . . . Even many of Obama’s supporters believed that the prize was a mistake. In that sense the committee didn’t achieve what it had hoped for.”

That is Lundestad’s way of explaining a decision that openly ignored the premise of the prize, ignored humanitarians with inspiring records, and gave the leading humanitarian award to someone without single credible claim to that prize.

Lundestad’s book is lacking any evidence of an ethical commitment to the history of the Nobel or its underling principles.

https://jonathanturley.org/2018/03/13/ex-nobel-secretary-admits-obamas-prize-was-a-mistake/
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Proof that your head is better than their head. But believe them next time they try to ram this fake news crap down your throat.
 

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I just used this in rebuttal to a 0berry worshiper. This is going to be great!
 

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Too little, much too late. By awarding Barry the prize they made it irrelevant. Now they are trying to salvage it but the prize is too far gone and all that remains is a farce.
 

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It was not an award it was a well planned part of the window dressing the deep state gave the fucking kenyan to make him appear legit. A payoff as it were.
The so called peace prize has been a joke since they gave one to yasser arafat, who should have been buried in a waste vat at a pork rendering plant in chicongo.

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It was not an award it was a well planned part of the window dressing the deep state gave the fucking kenyan to make him appear legit. A payoff as it were.
The so called peace prize has been a joke since they gave one to yasser arafat, who should have been buried in a waste vat at a pork rendering plant in chicongo.

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Ya mean like all the fainting woman at his rallies? Nothing but another version of "crisis actors" and paid for shills.