SHOULD OBAMA GIVE BACK THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE ?

Obama and Gaddafi
Obama and Gaddafi
All that bowing didn't calm the Middle East
All that bowing didn't calm the Middle East

Where's the Peace?

In anticipation of the great peace that liberals were sure would descend over the world the minute Obama was inaugurated, the Nobel Committee awarded Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize. This before he’d had a chance to bring the peace.

President Obama has been in office now for two years and the entire Middle East is in chaos. It’s not peaceful in fact it’s much worse.

The Afghanistan war rages on and Obama’s promise to end it has not materialized.

Tunisians began a revolt in December 2010 and it continues today. The managed to oust President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali who fled the country to Arabia in January but unrest continues over their distress from unemployment, inflation and lack of freedoms. There have been untold deaths due to police action against the demonstrators.

In January demonstrator began to march in Cairo and clashed violently with supporters of Hosni Mubarak. Inspired by the overthrow of the Tunisian president, Egyptians demanded Mubarak step down and on February 11th he resigned.

Thousands of citizens were injured and at least 365 were killed in Cairo, which resembled a war zone. The military has taken charge until elections can be held in six months, and Mubarak has left the country.

Inspired by activity in Egypt, Libya’s uprising began in February of this year and now verges on a civil war. As of March 2011 Mummar Gaddafi continues his hold on a 42 year rule and remains in control of several towns. The uprising is the bloodiest against a long-serving ruler in the Middle East or North Africa as protestors are massacred with bombs.

Britain and France are supportive of implementing a no fly zone if Gaddafi continues to bomb citizens. Obama has been silent on this subject.

Our own border is a killing zone. Illegal aliens and drugs and criminals pour across the border every day, murdering our bordering patrol agents who are defenseless with only bean bags as their ammunition.

Arizona is struggling to pass laws to protect their citizens and Obama is suing the state because of it. The President will do nothing to help Border States stop the terror and property damage those citizens live with daily.

Of course there is no need to mention Israel and the relentless attacks on that country year after year by the terrorist group Hamas. Obama's rude slight of Benjamin Netanyahu when the Prime MInister visited the White House recently was terribly unsettling.

In Madison Wisconsin we have the extraordinary display for the third week of Democrats hiding out in order to avoid voting on the Governor’s attempt to tackle their budget problems and although there has been no violence, estimates to repair the marble and clean up the filth that the protestors are creating is estimated to be in the millions.

Today the U.S. and European allies bombed Libyan air bases with over 100 cruise missiles in an attempt to stop Gaddafi from any further bombings of his own people.

President Obama said, “'Today we are part of a broad coalition. We are answering the calls of a threatened people. And we are acting in the interests of the United States and the world.” (Drudge Report)

But in 2007 when interviewed by Charlie Savage of the Boston Globe, Obama said this, "The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation,”

As far as bipartisanship and civility there is none.

As far as peace the world is in turmoil.

So, maybe Obama should pack up his Peace Prize and send it back before they ask for it.

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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

If his past actions and statements are any example, perhaps it is best if he just remains silent and stays out of it. It is fairly obvious he has no clue as to what action to take or what to say, so he goes and plays a round of golf. I'm starting to think the world is safest when he is on the golf course. As far as the Peace Prize goes, isn't it rare to receive the prize before you have won the competition? I guess with all the rest of the change came a different set of rules.


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Do you suppose they are a little disappointed with the Peace Price recipient??


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

The Noble Peace prize is a phony award, Obama should keep it, it mirrors his presidency, phony.

- Harlan


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Thats true. All those Nobel prizes are phony. I mean Al Gore got one right? Thanks for your comments.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

The Nobel Prize has lost its luster so as far as I am concerned he can keep it.


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Harlan Colt 5 years ago from the Rocky Mountains

I think I am going to start awarding a prize to someone. I'll call it "Harlan's Peace Prize for those who really, actually earned it by doing something."

- Harlan


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Old Poolman 5 years ago from Rural Arizona

Harlan, yours would mean as much or more that the current Nobel Peace Prize. Not a bad idea at all.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

The Nobel is so far left that it is now less than meaningless.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

I agree with Will...if this were not such a political sham, it might have meaning. The day they handed in to Obama in anticipation of what come was the day most folks realized that it was meaningless. Had I previously won that distinction, I would have given it back the minute it was awarded to Obama. He did nothing to earn it and he has done less to keep it. Why would any sane person treasure such an award? Thanks for a good write! WB


Harvey Stelman 5 years ago

ms, I really don't know. It's turned into a joke, Arafat, Gore and Obama? H


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Thank you all for responding to my hub. We all agree Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize were meant for eachother.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

One Simple Word...YES! For all of the reasons my fellow Hubbers stated so Beautifully above...Good Hub, Mslizzee.


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Gee, Mr. Obama better start packing his prize.


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crystolite 5 years ago from Houston TX

Good hub but don't really have anything to add,thanks for sharing.


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC Author

Thank you for reading my hubs. I appreciate it.

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