Friday, October 09, 2009

For reals?

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize.
"This is probably an encouragement for him to act. Let's see if he perseveres. Let's give him time to act," Walesa said.
Translation: We want the US out of Afghanistan and Iraq, so hopefully this Peace Prize serves as peer-pressure to achieve that aim.

Is that a bit too cynical? That this prize would be used as a political tool?

ETA: Fixed link, hope people liked seeing the bluetooth adapter I'm getting for my Blackberry!


soil mama said...

I heard about this on NPR over breakfast and while I am an Obama supporter, I too think the Nobel Peace Prize is a bit premature.

I hadn't thought of it as a "lets pressure him to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan" move though... to be honest, I'm not sure anyone has any great ideas on how to clean up the mess in the Middle East.

It will surely be interesting yo see how it all plays out!

ps- I think you put the wrong link in your post

Tom said...

Heh, yah ... wrong link. Fixed. Thanks!

Genomic Repairman said...

Uh this is like starting work at home depot on December 26th and winning employee of the year. The boss man hasn't made any major changes nor have we had the time to see the results of any changes. Oh yeah and it's not easy to comment on a post with a freaking iPod touch during a meeting.