Who should have won the Nobel Peace Prize

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    For those who are criticizing the decsion to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama; who do you think should have won the Nobel Peace Prize?
     
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    I'm not criticizing the decsion but I would like to offer the following presidents up

    Bill Clinton (works with israel/palestine on peace and stopping the genocide kosovo/serbia) and Ronald Reagan (ending the cold war/berlin wall coming down)

    Maybe Obama will earn it during his presidency, only time will tell.
     
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    The Chinese dissidents or Zachie Achmat, off the top of my head because actions speak louder than words for me.
     
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    Even Obama was surprised he received the award and admitted there were others more deserving. He did not apply for it.

    Those who criticize Obama for receiving the award are just Obama haters.

    It is justified to say others are more deserving but to criticize him for winning an award he did not pursue is crazy.

    I feel there are probably others more deserving but it is an honor for the US to have their President awarded the prize.

    Rather than having reporters throwing shoes at our President we have a prestigous international panel by honoring our President. They are showing respect for the US that has been lacking for the past 8 years.
     
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    Who should have won the Nobel Peace Prize?

    Me.
     
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    Anybody BUT Obama. As I understand it they actually nominated several REAL people that had advanced Peace the year before.
     
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    Anyone of the other 204 nominated.

    Record 205 nominees for 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

    However, now that we know the Nobel Peace price can be given to someone based on what the committee thinks they are going to accomplish in the future, I suppose it could be anybody. Maybe they could even nominate all the aborted children who did not grow up to become terrorists.
     
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    one of the seven dwarfs would have been a better recipient then Obama
     
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    The real issue on this thread is simply this -- the international community ratified the American electorate's decision last fall to thrown the bums out and repudiate the Bush years. Three words, buds: get over it.
     
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    My criticism is more toward the Nobel committee than Obama. He did nothing to deserve the award except spew flowery rhetoric about how the world should be peaceful and come together for a huge tea party.

    Prestigious is not a proper adjective to apply to the Nobel committee. Pompous leftists maybe, but prestigious?

    A committee of five in a leftist nation decides another leftist should be praised with their now meaningless award. Big deal. Their respect is for Marxism, not the United States.

    The above is not a criticism of Obama.
     
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