Uh, I was watching the news this morning, and found myself seriously asking this question:
"Why is Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize?"
I mean, sure, he's the first African-American President for our nation. Yes, he's actually done SOME change with our economy.
However, I fail to see how those two things qualify him for the prize.
Teddy Roosevelt earned it because of his actions in ending the Russo-Japanese war.
Woodrow Wilson earned it for starting the League of Nations.
Jimmy Carter has earned his for trying to continually promote world peace. I mean, even after being in the Presidency, he's still working for a global community!
And now we've got Barack Obama.
What is the reasoning?
"His effort to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples"
Um, excuse me?
Isn't that the job description of EACH and EVERY president we've elected?
Ronald Reagan had to deal with the Soviets.
Hell, Kennedy had to deal with Castro, Vietnam, and the Cold War.
FDR had World War II to deal with. Same with Eisenhower.
Yet none of these men even got an honorable mention for their efforts.
So again, I have to ask what exactly has Obama done?
He's moved troops around in Iraq and Afghanistan.
He's trying to bring our nation back from the brink of bankruptcy (yet again!).
However, he hasn't really formally been able to conclude ANY of these actions.
There's still military actions being taken in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We're still in the middle of an "economic crisis" here in the states.
In fact, funding is getting so poor that we're having to cut costs by decreasing the time we spend teaching our children.
So as long as we can't teach our kids how to better themselves, and then can't afford to pay for them to make it to college, send them off to wars that have been brewing and going on EVEN WITHOUT OUR INVOLVEMENT, then get elected, we should consider ourselves prime candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize?
I can deal with that.
I'm running for office next year.
Write me in, and I'll be sure to keep y'all in my mind while I walk in the footsteps of giants, and take all of the credit for it!