Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by TheSpecialOne, Oct 9, 2009.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. US President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

    There were a record 205 nominations for this year's prize.

    The laureate - chosen by a five-member committee - wins a gold medal, a diploma and 10m Swedish kronor ($1.4m).

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8298580.stm
     
  2. Why??? What has he done


     
  3. Not been George Bush!

    Its all a bit premature, and misguided if you ask me.
     
  4. If thats the case weres mine!
     
  5. How come and for what ?????????
     
  6. Mind you, he had some very stiff competition:

    MsG
     
  7. US President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.

    The Nobel Committee said he was awarded it for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples".

    The committee highlighted Mr Obama's efforts to strengthen international bodies and promote nuclear disarmament.

    There were a record 205 nominations for this year's prize. Zimbabwe's prime minister and a Chinese dissident had been among the favourites.

    The laureate - chosen by a five-member committee - wins a gold medal, a diploma and 10m Swedish kronor ($1.4m).

    "Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," the Norwegian committee said as the prize was announced.

    "His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population."

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8298580.stm
     
  8. Dithering about troop numbers and p1ssing off Gen McChrystal?

    If so, Gordon must have been in the running too.
     
  9. What the fcuk for? He's barely been there long enough for a sh1te and a shave.
     
  10. seaweed

    seaweed LE Book Reviewer

    I think the NPP is usually for the Lefty of the Year.
     
  11. I have to say that it looks like he's been awarded it for being "very important while being at mostly non-white".

    But that would be Tsvangirai rather than Mugabe (el Presidente) - who would have been getting it simply for not being Mugabe (while being black). A man who has also not done very much, not that he has had much choice - but that's for a different thread.
     
  12. Another award being devalued, pretty soon it will mean as little as a New Labour Knighthood
     
  13. The Nobel Peace Prize was actually won by a bouncer from Salford for successfully ejecting a covey of TV executives from a 'quaint local bar' without too much uniformed intervention.

    Picking up the 2 million Euro prize, Mr Rob DeBeeb was heard to say 'Thissl keep the crew on the lash for a cupla days'
     
  14. Is this a serious post ?
    john
    He's done F-all !
     
  15. Well this shows just how w*nk the prize has become, in the same manner that many honours given out by the bucketfull to Labour lickspittles have become valueless.

    FFS if they can give that cockney tosser cook the OBE, why shouldn't obama the semi white get an award.