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Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize


Sync

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BBC are reporting as breaking news that the US president has just won the Nobel Peace prize.
 


FortyCoats

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Farce.
 

Sync

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They couldn't even come up with a reason. "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" is all that's listed.

First sitting president to win since Wilson back in the early 20th century.
 

The Caped Cod

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AL GORE, enough said.

But seriously, this is a piss take.
 

bebeno

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Huh? what has he done besides *tries to think*

This decision devalues the peace prize imo
 

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What a fecking joke! :Left liberal types kiss left liberal butt. I feel it is also a big **** you to Bush and the Republicans.
 

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Hilarious. However the Prize has been increasingly used to encourage key figures to compromise and make efforts towards peace. Interesting to see the reaction this gets in certain quaters internationally. It does smack a bit though snug liberal bum licking.
 

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so the nobel peace prize continues down the utter joke line of thinking
 

Mar Tweedy

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Unfortunately I agree it devalues the prize. He hasn't proved himself yet.
It dismisses the often dangerous work of people on the ground trying to resolve conflicts all over the world to give it to someone who has no track record in promoting peace. His approaches in diplomacy are good, but it remains to be seen whether they will produce peace or appeasement.

Shame for all those who put their lives in danger for peace.
 

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Slightly premature.
Precisely... one would generally grant such an award in respect of a full career. They'll regret giving it if they end up going to war with Iran... madness really.

It is very funny though - has great potential for satire depending how the term of office turns out.
 

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Gas how his bosses can fix these types of things,when his popularity is on the slide.FFS he's bombing the shyte of Pakistan and afghanistan,sending more troop to war,increasing military spending.This is some load of billix.It makes a laugh out of the peace prize.
 

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