The ultra-liberal Nobel committee has a long and embarrassing history of awarding a “peace” prize to environmentalists and political activists and flat-out terrorists who have nothing to do with peace. The strange selection list includes Yasser Arafat, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, the International Panel on Climate Change, the Euro Union, the UN and a many people who would leave you scratching your head regarding peace in the world connections. On the other side, Ghandi, for example, was nominated several times and never won. Go figure.
In a new memoir titled “Secretary of Peace: 25 years with the Nobel Prize,” Geir Lundestad, the non-voting Director of the Nobel Institute until 2014, writes that he has developed doubts about the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s decision to grant Obama the Nobel Peace Prize over the past six years. While the prize was designed to encourage the new president, it may have not have worked out as intended.
“In retrospect, we could say that the argument of giving Obama a helping hand was only partially correct,” Lundestad writes, according to VG newspaper. Lundestad explains that it became impossible for Obama to live up to the high expectations placed upon him. “Many of Obama’s supporters believed it was a mistake,” he writes. “As such, it did not achieve what the committee had hoped for.”
Source:Truth and Action
So, they gave him the prize in the hopes that he might live up to his baseless rhetoric. Seven years later, they are still waiting for him to live up to his baseless rhetoric, but have noted how the world is going to Hell in a hand basket thanks to Obama’s vaunted, “lead from behind” mentality and his improving golf game.
Perhaps the committee will take more consideration with their choices in the future.