Thursday, October 22, 2009
The Committee Doesn't Always Get it Right.
Now here is someone that Mr. Obama could take some direction from.
Jean-Paul Sartre, a French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He declined the prize saying that he did not wish to be "transformed" by such an award.
He arguably deserved the prize and voluntarily declined it for personal reasons.
If our current President was really "humbled" by the award, as he says, he should have realized that he didn't deserve it, as he hadn't accomplished anything close to his fellow Laureates toward promoting peace in this world. Quite the contrary in fact. He has continued the war in Afghanistan. Sure he is slowly pulling troops out of Iraq, but at what cost to the civilians in that country? I don't think they are experiencing any of the "peace" that he won this award for only a week into his presidency.
Quite frankly Mr. Obama, you should give back the award, and actually start helping the people of this country instead of just talking about it.