Where is our Nobel Peace Prize?
Disclaimer: this will be an analysis-free blog post.
So here’s how I expect many future conversations between my erstwhile co-blogger Alex and I will go:
Saba: whats up
still amused abt the whole obama peace prize thing
sup with u
Saba: oh nothing
just been standing in a line for an hour
heard they were giving out the nobel peace prize for free
Alexander: no dude
its not for free
you have to bomb afghanistan & iraq, send some drones on pakistan and then bomb the moon, you also have to make a minimum of 4 nice speeches, then you can haz prize
So yes. In a day that has been marked with bloodshed, the biggest WTF moment of the day has to be US President Barack Obama being awarded with the coveted (it is in some circles) prize of em all, the Nobel Peace Prize, previous winners of which include Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela. Obama’s due to speak shortly on his win Obama just said he doesn’t feel he deserves the win but will take it as a call to action. For now, here’s the round-up of the best tweets on the subject:
Alex (@alexlobov): Whut I got a Muslim & a Jew to shake hands once & took a photo. Where’s my peace prize?
Tom Gara (@tomgara): Yo, Obama, I like you and Ima let you finish, but Henry Kissenger was the least deserving Nobel laureate of ALL TIME
Nadir Hassan (@Nadir_Hassan): So what’s the difference between the Peace Prize and People Magazine’s Ten Biggest Celebrities list? Nobel in Lit for Dan Brown next year
AfPak Channel (@AfPakChannel): Also, the non-AfPak news this AM makes no sense: we’re bombing the moon and Obama won the Nobel peace prize?
David Steven (@davidsteven): BREAKING NEWS on Obama’s Nobel prize. Turns out it was awarded for making peace with Hillary Clinton.
Daniel Drezner (@dandrezner): In move to restore credibility, Nobel committee announces Neil Patrick Harris will host awards presentation.
More later, once we’re done with removing our jaws from the floor and writing out our list of reasons for why we need to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.