Quote: Originally Posted by FiveParadox
We quite apparently have discovered the Republicans’ Obama Derangement Syndrome.
YouTube - Rachel Maddow The Nobel Prize amp Obama Derangement Syndrome
That's cute. Campaign speeches about promises and whatnot were his DEEDS before becoming prez.
Convincing one's own people to abolish nuclear weapons is not convincing the world to abolish them. It's a promise.
Closing Guantanamo is a promise to his own people, Americans.
Talking, making speeches, convincing his own people isn't much of an effort to do something for WORLD peace.
If he can convince his generals, admirals, the generals and admirals of other countries to strive for peace, fine. But, campaign speeches aren't terribly convincing to me.
Anyone can stand on a soap box and say to people that support him/her, that they will strive for peace. Flying across the puddle to meet Shi'ite and Sunni leaders in Iraq to convince THEM to strive for peace takes effort. Convincing China (not Americans) to realize that humans have rights would require effort.
So the Nobel prize committee gave him the prize for promises he made to Americans. Fascinating.
Since the committee derailed Nobel's legacy, they've managed to award some pretty unpeaceable people with the peace prize. I'm not saying Obama isn't peaceable, I am saying the committee's credibility is suspect.
Having said that, though, I wish the dood well and hope he actually pulls off what he promised Americans he would strive for. But then, I hope sometimes we can vote for people that can do stuff for Canada, too.