Why not give Obama the prize for medicine also? He knows as much about medical science, and has accomplished as many medical breakthroughs, as he has accomplishments in world peace. His Obamacare surely qualifies him for the Nobel in medicine. Anyway, I gave up on the Nobel guys when they rewarded Gore for his fiction movie about global warming - which is now climate change.
This one really may be Bush's fault.
This administration has been blaming all their failures on George Bush. Most recently, they blamed Bush for Obama's failure to bring the Olympic games to Chicago in 2016. The blame game has been the favorite pastime for Obama since the beginning of his campaigning for the presidency. So now that something really could be blamed on Bush, we will not hear a word about it.
Why is it Bush's fault that Obama is receiving the prize? Simple. Europe has a long history of pacifist governments that hate the cowboy USA. Bush epitomized the western US cowboy who ran roughshod over all opponents. Obama is the new American president that sympathizes with the European pacifists. In a classic case of payback, the Nobel pacifists are rewarding Obama, in advance, for the future pacifist actions he will take as the new "global leader for everyone".
Let's see if he makes a Nobel pacifist decision about troop strength in Afghanistan. If he listens to his generals, can the Nobel committee take back their award?
This is how I think Obama will explain the Olympic rejection of Chicago. Here is his speech -
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee for your gracious treatment of Michelle and me during this important time. I lent the honor of my Presidency to this noble effort because it is so important to the one world in which we live. It is to the young people in our world that I especially want to express my gratitude. For you have made me see the folly of our past ways.
It is now clear that the sins of our past eight years are continuing to victimize our great country. I inherited an international mess that extended into the international sports world. I want to apologize for the past actions of my country. I know in the past, American administrations have browbeat the Olympic Committee into accepting American cities for the Games. That is why I think it is only fair that the 'chickens come home to roost'.
I look at this NOT AS a personal rejection of my efforts, but as a reaffirmation of what I see as America's role in the future of our one great world. We in America can be a beacon of light showing others where not to go. A light house in the fog that says 'stay away from these rocky shores, do not go where we have tread'.