Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Devils Advocate? Palin Or McCain Should Have Won Obama's Peace Prize

I ask you, Who did more to create worldwide peace right now?

McCain for losing the 2008 Presidential election by being talked into picking the ultimate GOP disaster candidate of all time, or

Palin herself, for almost single-handedly derailing the Republican go-go ride into WW333. Her war was going to be THE WAR TO END ALL TIMES no less.

It's really hard to decide between those two. But overall, my vote goes to Palin for both accelerating the GOP loss in 2008 and the added bonus of her strange political retirement in 2009 from her short stint as a Governor of a US state after a scant 2 odd years to sell a biography and make a formalized speech designed to entertain Red China's Communist elite. By these anti-savvy maneuvers, Palin has deleted herself from possible election to any position of power in 2012 at least. Palin really does deserve some type of embroidered badge for personally derailing her own chance to inadvertently start multiple wars by dipsy-dialing on the Red Phone in the Oval Office in real time responses to bloggers and foreign heads of state.
The vaulted and intelligent granters of the Nobel Prize seem to be no less aware of the following than you or I:

According to AP Sarah Palin said this about the troops while at church: "Our national leaders are sending them out on a task that is from God..." In other words, war in Iraq is a personal war commission from God himself.

Palin also stated that citizens should:

"Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending them out on a task that is from God. "

Palin's Dominionist background is far more radical than that of former President George W. Bush, who in the end suffered the nation's lowest popularity of any sitting President because of his horrendous wars. Incredibly, President George W. Bush told French President Jacques Chirac in early 2003 that Iraq must be invaded to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bible’s satanic agents of the Apocalypse. Yes. It is true. The former GOP President of the United States of America, in a top secret phone call to a major European ally, asked for French troops to join American soldiers in attacking Iraq as a mission from G-O-D himself.

Anyone paying attention has good reason to believe that war as waged by Americans under a Palin VP "takeover" of the Senate would be of biblical proportions - the US would have no reason to hesitate as it would be on God's side, or God would be siding with the GOP. Whatever. No wonder the usually stoic Scandanavian prize-givers got the bejessus scared out of them.

Regarding the well respected panel who rewards the Nobel Peace Prize. What I have to say is - well done. Controversy Is Good For Peace.

~The Nobel Peace Prize is a private award which may be bestowed on whomsoever is deemed fit by those that bestow it.
~The Nobel Peace Prize committee has banked a great deal of honorable political capital over the past century or so.
~This group decided to spend some of that exceptional capitol on creating peace, rather than capturing it from past efforts.
~In one stroke, this respected group made themselves more relevant to everyday news denizens than could have been anticipated. I ask you - How many times have we ever had so many conversations over a weekend or a watercooler about the Nobel Prize?

I leave it to others to debate the pros and cons of bestowing this honor on the first bi-racial American President, and the first Democrat in office in a world changed by 9/11.

I can only say that the Nobel Peace Prize has entered the 21st Century with a favoured Bang! by making itself relevant, topical and a force for peace rather than just an event that in today's news market would already have been yesterday's harvest. The Nobel Prize committee's wise decision guarantees that "peace" will be on the lips of all and sundry, from GOP lambast arses to well known topical and respected newsmakers to everyday citizens like you and I for at least several months.



Anonymous said...

cheesus, I hadn't thought of it that way.

not that sarah said...

You took the words out of my mouth, Helen...

I couldn't understand why more people weren't freaked out by Palin-mcCain, esp after they threatened war and almost started WWIII with Russia during the campaign! And all of her God Holy War talk made me nervous.

Well said!!! Joan Walsh did a good job summing up the reasons Obama stands for Peace to the rest of the world:

"new diplomacy on Israel, Palestine, Iran, Russia and North Korea; slow but steady withdrawal from Iraq and now a painful reappraisal of the increasingly bloody war in Afghanistan; a pledge to eliminate nuclear weapons; new initiatives to the Muslim world -- could win him this prize. But let's take that measure. Let's take in what that said about the way our country had become a source of aggression, belligerence and hostility, and never peace, in the last eight years."

Helen said...

lol do we ever sleep? Thanks for being up w me. And for filling in Obama's merits. These things will be discussed and turned over enough to keep them in the forefront of public attention.

Anonymous said...

The Nobel Peace Prize was created by Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite. Nobel asked that the prize be awarded “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”.

Just sayin'

morb320 said...

Although many Americans on both sides of the political fence say that the President doesn't deserve the NPP, and although the president says it himself, I disagree. My thoughts are more in line with those of the committee. President Obama has a history of pursuing peaceful ends to conflict that extends beyond the 8 months he's been in the WH. It is obvious to those who have been paying attention, that he has been actively trying to form alliances with foreign nations. Some have criticized him for his many trips to foreign nations in the interest of finding common bonds that can be used to make the world safer, but I'm not one of them. I realize that the way to lasting world peace is not only by constantly waging wars. If McCain and Palin were in the WH, we'd still be following a policy of unilateralism and probably looking at wars in more than 2 theaters. I wonder how Palin and the Dominionists interpret the biblical phrase, "beat their swords into plowshares?" It doesn't take much imagination to conclude that they'd ignore it since it doesn't fit into their force Christianity down the world's throat whether they like it or not belief. The 2008 election results show that God was not with McCain/Palin and the other dominionists, although I'm sure that they thought he was.

Timus said...

Right on. And what a newsmaker day that would be if the Peace people would have just given the prize to Palin flat out for NOT getting in office. Ultimate punk and world laughingstock. Would have gone down in history. But what they did was better of course.

Anonymous said...

I dunno, McCain unleashed her on us, maybe he gets the award for the peace in reverse he unleashed as well.

GenieO said...

Swedes - not Swiss

Ivyfree said...

Norwegians- not Swedes. The Swedes do the Science Nobel Prize. The Nobel Institute of Norway, in Oslo, gives the Peace Prize.

GenieO said...

I stand corrected. I should have stuck with my original reply which I erased for brevity, stating that the Nobel Prizes were Swedish/Norwegian. Ivyfree has the right of it.

Helen said...

Awww, I guess I'll have to take out the fondue..

not that sarah said...

October 10, 2009 6:32 AM

you left out the rest of the quote, and that's the important part of it:

"the Nobel Peace Prize in his will to be awarded to “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses... The prize can be awarded for current efforts, rather than for having accomplished a goal or resolved an issue." "

not that sarah said...

and PS- yes, Helen, we never sleep:-)

Your blog is GREAT!

My above post is supposed to be directed at anonymous 6:32 ho quoted re the NPP but left off the end part.

Anonymous said...

GWB and Palin and their ilk can fantasise all they want about Gog and Magog and the Axis of Evil and the Second Coming and the Rapture and the End of Days... it's so easy when it's in a faraway land an ocean away where people are sort of ... different. Now, get out that old school atlas and dust it down and take a look at how close Iraq, Iran, Syria & Co are to the centre of Europe -- and imagine the collective sigh of relief that rippled through the entire continent when a man with a brain (and a heart) was elected POTUS...

The Wind said...

I bet Sarah is in Alaska right now pointing a rifle at the Russian/American border ready to protect it.