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.
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.