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"The former director of Norway's Nobel Institute revealed this week that he regrets the
committee's decision to give the 2009 Nobel Peace award to President Obama.

Geil Lundestad, director at the institute for 25 years, said in his just-published memoir
that he and the committee had unanimously decided to grant the award to Mr. Obama just after
his election in 2009 more in hopes of aiding the American president to achieve his goals on
nuclear disarmament, rather than in recognition of what Mr. Obama had already accomplished.

Looking back over Mr. Obama's presidency, Mr. Lundestad said, granting him the award did not
fulfill the committee's expectations."

More: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/16/nobel-panel-saw-obama-peace-prize-mistake-new-book/
 

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Jeez, I should be on the Nobel panel. I knew it was a mistake the second I heard it. I must be smarter than them, right?
 

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So the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in anticipation of good deeds?
Agree with Obama's policies or not. Think he's done a great job but they awarded the prize to a man that had accomplished nothing but campaigning and winning an election.

They should be ashamed of themselves.
Even if Obama turned out to have been the greatest leader ever they should still be ashamed of themselves for doing that.
They have become an irrelevant liberal propaganda arm and should each take a stick of Nobel's invention and shove it up their posteriors and light them.
 

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Agree with Obama's policies or not. Think he's done a great job but they awarded the prize to a man that had accomplished nothing but campaigning and winning an election.
They did it because they view the U.S. as a racist bunch of hill billies and to them for a Black American to get elected was a good enough reason. Multiculturism brainwashing at it's finest.
 

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What did they see that qualified him in the 1st place? Does the Committee have an Affirmative Action program?
 

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They did it because they view the U.S. as a racist bunch of hill billies and to them for a Black American to get elected was a good enough reason. Multiculturism brainwashing at it's finest.
As others have said all over the Nation,
Voting for a person because he is black is as racist as not voting for a man because he is black.
They are liberal doucherangers that have turned the Nobel prize from something honoring achievement to a participation award for liberals
 

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The Nobel Committee is certainly no friend of the US. So it's no surprise that they actively support Obama.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702304636404577299492438731870

The Anti-American Nobel Peace Prize

Norway's judges don't like the pro-freedom foreign policy of some U.S. presidents.
By JAY NORDLINGER

In 1987, the Norwegian Nobel Committee gave its Nobel Peace Prize to Óscar Arias, the president of Costa Rica. Central America was beset by war, particularly in Nicaragua, and Mr. Arias had crafted a peace plan. In Washington, the Reagan administration was highly skeptical. The Nobel committee told Mr. Arias they were giving him the prize to use as a weapon against Reagan.

Robert Kagan writes about this in his 1996 book, "A Twilight Struggle." Said Mr. Arias to Mr. Kagan, "Reagan was responsible for my prize."

We could argue that Reagan was responsible for some other peace prizes out of Oslo, too. George W. Bush may have had some responsibility for five more.

In 2002, Nobel committee Chairman Gunnar Berge was blunt. After announcing the peace prize to Jimmy Carter for what the committee called his "decades of untiring effort to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development," Mr. Berge said that the selection "should be interpreted as a criticism of the line that the current administration has taken. It's a kick in the leg to all who follow the same line as the United States."

"Kick in the leg" is a Norwegian way of saying "slap in the face" or "poke in the eye." And when Mr. Berge said "line," he meant the approach that President Bush was taking in the War on Terror (as we used to know it). Mr. Carter was one of Mr. Bush's most prominent critics.

The year before, the committee had given its prize to the United Nations and Kofi Annan, who was then its secretary-general. This was weeks after the 9/11 attacks. One of the things this prize did was send a message to Mr. Bush: Don't dare respond outside the U.N.

In 2005, the committee honored the International Atomic Energy Agency and Mohamed ElBaradei, then its director general. Was this another "kick in the leg"? The chairman, Ole Danbolt Mjøs, denied it, explicitly; but many had trouble believing him. A New York Times reporter expressed the general reaction when he wrote, "The award was a vindication of a man and an agency long at odds with President Bush and his administration over how to confront Iraq and Iran."

Two years later, it was Al Gore's turn and that of another U.N. agency, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Once more, Chairman Mjøs denied that the committee was kicking anyone in the leg. Once more, many doubted him. President Bush was anathema to the environmental left, as to the left at large.

In a quasi-official history, "The Nobel Peace Prize," three Norwegian historians write, "The Committee hoped the prestige that comes with the Peace Prize would give Gore an even greater standing in the media and strengthen the Democrats' fight for a new, eco-friendly USA."

There also was a personal element for Mr. Gore, who had lost the presidency to Mr. Bush in a spectacularly hard way. Just as people called the 2005 award a "vindication" for Mr. ElBaradei, they called the 2007 award a "vindication" for Mr. Gore.

Finally came the 2009 award, which went to the new American president, Barack Obama. If George W. Bush was the committee's nightmare president-and he was-Mr. Obama was its dream president. With its 2009 award, it was blessing a new day.

The announcement said, "[President Obama's] 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." At the prize ceremony, Chairman Thorbjørn Jagland echoed these words, citing "earlier American presidents who, above all others, were seen as world leaders also outside the United States: Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Rooseve
 
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