Bolivian president: Isn’t it time to revoke Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize?

posted at 8:42 pm on March 22, 2011 by Allahpundit

Why … no, as a matter of fact, it isn’t.

The Bolivian President and a Russian political leader have launched a campaign to revoke Obama’s honour after the US attacked Libya.

Liberal Democratic Party of Russia leader and Vice-Chairman of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky released a statement today calling for the Nobel Prize Committee to take back the honour bestowed on US President Barack Obama in 2009…

Bolivian President Evo Morales echoed the call: “How is it possible that a Nobel Peace Prize winner leads a gang to attack and invade? This is not a defence of human rights or self-determination.”

Morales won the Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights in 2006.

A few things here. One: Morales is a Chavez crony and famously anti-American. He has no problem with gangs attacking anyone, as long as they’re attacking for the “right reasons.” He’s spouting pro-Qaddafi propaganda here, pure and simple. Two: For what it’s worth, most Americans are firmly on Obama’s side so far. In CBS’s poll out tonight, fully 68 percent say they back the airstrikes and 50 percent say they approve of his handling of Libya generally, dithering and all (compared to 29 percent who disapprove). Gallup’s numbers are more equivocal but still supportive, with 47 percent saying they approve of U.S. military action versus 37 percent who don’t. (Interestingly, this hasn’t as yet translated into a bounce in his overall approval rating.) Third: Until the Peace Prizes for Arafat and Iranian nuclear stooge Mohamed ElBaradei are revoked, I don’t want to hear anything about Obama’s. He may have been undeserving of the award, but at least he’s not antithetical to it.

And fourth: Obama himself addressed the dilemma of using war to secure peace in his Nobel lecture — and did a nice job of it, too. To this day, I think it’s one of the better passages of any speech he’s delivered. Watch below starting at around 2:15. Whether war can achieve peace is a separate question from whether the war in Libya can achieve peace, but (a) the Moraleses of the world, I suspect, don’t worry overly about that distinction and (b) Morales himself, per his quote, seems to believe that Qaddafi steamrolling civilians better serves the cause of “human rights and self-determination” than intervention. But then, I guess that’s why he’s a “Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights” winner. And a mighty deserving one, too.


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Evo Morales? I thought he was Emo Phillips.

/the never-was comedian

Ward Cleaver on March 22, 2011 at 8:46 PM

“Morales won the Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights in 2006.”

Someone keeps leaving the irony on…

Seven Percent Solution on March 22, 2011 at 8:46 PM

Theater of the Absurd

Disturb the Universe on March 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Wrecking Ball destroys what little is left of the Nobel Group…………….enjoy the pleasure with us here in the U.S.

PappyD61 on March 22, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Then a ‘slap-fight’ broke out….

deedtrader on March 22, 2011 at 8:50 PM

……..what little CREDIBILITY the Nobel group has left.

I meant to say.

Hard to type while driving and miss all the Critters.

PappyD61 on March 22, 2011 at 8:51 PM

……..what little CREDIBILITY the Nobel group has left.

I meant to say.

Hard to type while driving and miss all the Critters.

PappyD61 on March 22, 2011 at 8:51 PM

PappyD61:Bonus points for Donkeys!!:)

canopfor on March 22, 2011 at 8:52 PM

I fully approve of Evo Morales’s message.

Sincerely,

Good Solid B-Plus: 2010 Winner of the Ike Turner Women’s Rights Award

Good Solid B-Plus on March 22, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Little Hugo isnt so popular in his own country

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12427057

William Amos on March 22, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Bolivian president: Isn’t it time to revoke Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize?
=============

What took sooooooooooooooo looooooooooong!!

canopfor on March 22, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Morales himself, per his quote, seems to believe that Qaddafi steamrolling civilians better serves the cause of “human rights and self-determination” than intervention.

The left always ends up with this conclusion, it is the common denominator and logical result to their marxist ideology! I know Moammar is not a raging socialist but it is not a big surprise that Evohe would side with Qaddafi at all, just normal operating procedure in his mind.

bluemarlin on March 22, 2011 at 8:54 PM

Don’t take M.T. Suit’s Albatross back! It is a PERFECT target for 2012!

SeniorD on March 22, 2011 at 8:55 PM

In CBS’s poll out tonight, fully 68 percent say they back the airstrikes and 50 percent say they approve of his handling of Libya generally, dithering and all (compared to 29 percent who disapprove).

If Gaddafi gets smoked,
Barry will have a nice running start for 2012. It better happen fast, though.

a capella on March 22, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Morales won the Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights in 2006.”
Someone keeps leaving the irony on…

Seven Percent Solution on March 22, 2011 at 8:46 PM

The irony had built up so much they cannot keep it hidden anymore. Kind of like liars never being able to keep the details and tripping themselves up in the end.

bluemarlin on March 22, 2011 at 8:56 PM

Morales saying this is like China criticizing a dictator over anything or Obama on transparency.

That said, go for criticizing Obama’s Nobel, and please don’t hold back.

Arafat got it and it s/b revoked. So should many others.

He may have been undeserving of the award

…not only this, but the timing, oh, the timing. It still hurts my brain cells to recall it.

It made a mockery of the entire Nobel enterprise, the little that was left of it.

It taught the children of the world a terrible lesson. In fact the entire path of Obama teaches children a dreadful lesson on how to ‘succeed’ based on absolutely nada.

Yes, go forward and ridicule his prize with all you’ve got.

May the lice eat Morales alive.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2011 at 8:57 PM

I thought the 21st century Rat-Pack consisted of Evo Morales, Barack Obama, Hugo Chavez, and Raul Castro. A falling out of the birds of a feather?

paulsur on March 22, 2011 at 8:57 PM

Theater of the Absurd

Disturb the Universe on March 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM

Do you realize how refreshing it’s going to be once we have a real President and a real or even half real conservative congress? I wish I could find the right words to explain myself, but when Sarah Palin gets sworn in and Republicans take both Houses of Congress……. I am talking serious party time!

JellyToast on March 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM

The Bolivian President and a Russian political leader have launched a campaign to revoke Obama’s honour after the US attacked Libya.
==================

Ya know,there just jealous,and there on to Hopey,
who,ahem,speaks with a forked-tongue,thats Native
American/Canadian talk,for gifted orator,that can
deliver two answers,in the same speech!!(sarc).

canopfor on March 22, 2011 at 8:58 PM

He should never have gotten one in the first place.

jawkneemusic on March 22, 2011 at 8:59 PM

Parallel: 1) SEIU calls for higher pensions.

B) There is no honor amongst thieves.

III) teh Won has another sobriquet: FL is a hint.

Caststeel on March 22, 2011 at 9:00 PM

I think,the Peace Prize,should be utelized in alot of
campaign ads,something like,the Leftys MSM,on,never
ending op-ed hiit pieces on,

“Mission Accomplished”!!

canopfor on March 22, 2011 at 9:01 PM

The rebels, who no longer wish to be called “rebels” were asked today by reporters:

“Who is your leader?” “No one”
“What is your aim?” “To get rid of Gaddafi”
“What do you wish after that?” “Nothing”
“What kind of government do you wish after him?” “None”
“Whom do you wish as your leader?” “No one but Allah”

No kidding.

Media, you morons, report this in full swing.

Nobel peace prize recipients, internalize this.

To he** with Morales.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2011 at 9:03 PM

I wonder what the hostile MSM would say if Bush,recieved
the PP!!!

canopfor on March 22, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Don’t get rid of Obama’s Peace Prize at all.

Name me one people, not the Black Panthers, who are free due to Obama.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2011 at 9:06 PM

O/T
——-

Japan still getting rocked,boy does Mother
Earth hate,

EASTERN HONSHU, JAPAN.

Latest Earthquakes M5.0+ in the World – Past 7 days
****************************************************

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canopfor on March 22, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Just give one to Khadaffy and call it even.

Better hurry, unless they want to issue it posthumously.

profitsbeard on March 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Heh..

“Obama has now fired more cruise missiles than all other Nobel Peace prize winners combined.”

Alden Pyle on March 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM

United States first country in history to go to war against itself

Change you can believe in.

Murphy9 on March 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM

The Committee responds:

We award Barak Hussein Obama the first ever Chamberlain Clusters for His prize.

Caststeel on March 22, 2011 at 9:10 PM

He should never have gotten one in the first place.

jawkneemusic on March 22, 2011 at 8:59 PM

jawkneemusic:Exactly,the world was in a guilt-shedding,
of a African American President,being elected,
and they were swept up,and wanted to be part of
the so called,”Historical” thingy!!

canopfor on March 22, 2011 at 9:11 PM

See Murphy9′s link, above – the U.S. and others should find out, late as it is, who the rebels are. From Rolling Stone:

America is now at war to protect a Libyan province that’s been an epicenter of anti-American jihad.

In recent years, at mosques throughout eastern Libya, radical imams have been “urging worshippers to support jihad in Iraq and elsewhere,” according to WikiLeaked cables. More troubling: The city of Derna, east of Benghazi, was a “wellspring” of suicide bombers that targeted U.S. troops in Iraq.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

United States first country in history to go to war against itself

Change you can believe in.

Murphy9 on March 22, 2011 at 9:08 PM

Murphy9:Thats my fear,helping out the Jihadys,but what is
more troubling,is Obama’s interpretation,of the
rebels as Freedom Fighters!!!

canopfor on March 22, 2011 at 9:15 PM

I’m sorry, but I just don’t understand the logic.

President Obama is just as undeserving of the Nobel Peace Prize today as he was when he received it… why would he need to return it?

malclave on March 22, 2011 at 9:16 PM

Makes no never-mind. The Nobel Committee lost all credibility, along with the award, years ago.

GarandFan on March 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM

If only some people would look beyond their own starry-eyed fantasies of a new era of democracy and freedom in the Middle East and North Africa, they could see what’s really going on. But they won’t because they don’t want to. In all of these places, before, between, and after, these “fighters” for freedom and democracy all get on their knees in unison and bow down in one direction and say the same prayers as they are commanded to by the anti-freedom, anti-democratic philosophy that rules their lives. The same philosophy that is written into their countries’ constitutions, and which none may oppose. None of these revolutions are about removing it and creating secular constitutions and secular societies where there is freedom and democracy. None of them. So you think about that the next time there’s some glossed over story on TV, or Obama gives a “hope speech” about them, and you’re feeling pretty good about the bright new future ahead for those idealistic young people and their revolutions. Obama is wrong just like Bush was wrong. They don’t want freedom and liberty and real democracy — they don’t even know what those things are.

Murphy9 on March 22, 2011 at 9:17 PM

See Murphy9′s link, above – the U.S. and others should find out, late as it is, who the rebels are. From Rolling Stone:

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Schadenfreude:Thats what I think is going on,over-throwing
M.E,and African governments,to replace thugs,
to be replaced by,Islamic Jihadys NutJobs!!:)

canopfor on March 22, 2011 at 9:18 PM

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Are you supposed to be commenting on things related to Libya?

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2011/03/21/lets-stop-the-schadenfreude-towards-the-left-over-libya/

malclave on March 22, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Allis Libya tres partis divisa est says Biden.

@Murphey:
“It’s Only the Beginning”
Air power has yet to win on the ground. At least that was the ‘Nam refrain.

Caststeel on March 22, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Are you supposed to be commenting on things related to Libya?

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2011/03/21/lets-stop-the-schadenfreude-towards-the-left-over-libya/

malclave on March 22, 2011 at 9:21 PM

My comments all get eaten when commenting in the HA headlines. Thus, I stay away as much as possible from there.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2011 at 9:23 PM

There is a “silver lining”. teh Won totally owns this Cfark. Think ’12.

Caststeel on March 22, 2011 at 9:26 PM

My comments all get eaten when commenting in the HA headlines. Thus, I stay away as much as possible from there.

Schadenfreude on March 22, 2011 at 9:23 PM

I was just making a bad joke anyway… the thread was about stopping the schadenfreude.

Though, if your comments get eaten… I guess that means the schadenfreude is stopped in headlines? ;)

malclave on March 22, 2011 at 9:38 PM

When Crr or some other useful idiot talks about Obama’s coalition share this:

Coalition Countries – Iraq – 2003

Afghanistan,
Albania
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bulgaria
Colombia
Czech Republic
Denmark
El Salvador
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Georgia
Hungary
Italy
Japan
South Korea
Latvia
Lithuania
Macedonia
Netherlands
Nicaragua
Philippines
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
Spain
Turkey
United Kingdom
Uzbekistan

[Source: US State Department]

Coalition – Libya – 2011

United States
France
United Kingdom
Italy
Canada
Belgium
Denmark
Norway
Qatar
Spain
Greece
Germany
Poland
Jordan
Morocco
United Arab Emirate

Read more: http://nation.foxnews.com/barack-obama/2011/03/21/fact-bush-had-2-times-more-coalition-partners-iraq-obama-has-libya#ixzz1HNm15dqm

CWforFreedom on March 22, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Nelson Mandela was once the recipient of Daffy’s prize for human rights. Did he accept it?

SukieTawdry on March 22, 2011 at 9:47 PM

Maybe he can throw it over some wall. Perhaps John (he served in Vietnam) Kerry can catch the whole thing on video.

SouthernGent on March 22, 2011 at 9:54 PM

…Kay, look on the bright side…more folks pi**ed of, more folk on our side. Let the lunicy continue!

Chewy the Lab on March 22, 2011 at 9:56 PM

The Nobel committee that conferred the Peace Prize on Obama in 2010 were a bunch of far left nutjob politicians from Norway who sit on the Nobel Committee.

Their prime reason for giving Obama the Prize was not because he had achieved anything towards world peace, but incredibly because of what he would do in the future to achieve world peace. Of all the stupid, deranged, moronic decisions ever made by a supposedly distinguished committee of intelligent people, this takes the number one award.

These dumbells have proven once and for all just how worthless is the Nobel Peace Prize. These are the same idiots who gave Al Gore the prize for his brilliant work on Global Warming and Yassir Arafat for his acts of terrorism.

Sure, its fine with me if they take Obama’s prize away. Maybe they can give it to Ghaddaffi.

RUDYJ on March 22, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Let him keep it…
…. helps show just how meaningless this award is.

The same people that take the peace prize seriously are the same people who believe that the debate about global warming is over and believe that socialism actually works.

It’s an empty honor bestowed by narcissistic twits to other narcissistic twits…….

Baxter Greene on March 22, 2011 at 10:01 PM

heh. funny.

ted c on March 22, 2011 at 10:15 PM

I fully approve of Evo Morales’s message.

Sincerely,

Good Solid B-Plus: 2010 Winner of the Ike Turner Women’s Rights Award

Good Solid B-Plus on March 22, 2011 at 8:53 PM

Now that observation was worthy of a good solid guffaw preceded by a snort of approval.

onlineanalyst on March 22, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Someone keeps leaving the irony on…

Seven Percent Solution on March 22, 2011 at 8:46 PM

That made my whoooooole evening.

Laura in Maryland on March 22, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Bammie was given the Nobel Peace Prize because he is black.

There can be no other explanation.

slickwillie2001 on March 22, 2011 at 10:37 PM

The Nobel Prize Committee can certainly award it to whomever they want…not our decision.

However, don’t expect us to take it seriously.

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 22, 2011 at 11:41 PM

If only!

That would be must see TV!

petunia on March 23, 2011 at 12:30 AM

Marxist bites Marxist.

AshleyTKing on March 23, 2011 at 1:45 AM

Morales’ partner in this endeavour, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, is considered a clown in Russian politics. He is known most in Russia for his outrageous remarks and public bafoonery (I don’t use this term lightly) rather than any political theory. Google him and see for yourself. If that’s the guy who Morales partners with, that puts Mr. Morales in a clear perspective for me.

AlexB on March 23, 2011 at 2:02 AM

Seriously, the polling on the airstrikes is really that high?

Um… why?

Midas on March 23, 2011 at 2:12 AM

He may have been undeserving of the award, but at least he’s not antithetical to it.

Not “antithetical”? He’s perfect for it.

It’s an award that has no purpose (other than looking good – kind of like a trophy blond). Whatever good it has done in the past, its meaning is long gone. It’s given out to pretty much any ol’ dirtbag who hates America, capitalism, or anything else we deem good and wholesome.

So I repeat – it’s perfect for Obama. And I take back my comparison to a trophy blond – at least she has uses at the end of the day.

Squiggy on March 23, 2011 at 6:43 AM

canopfor on March 22, 2011 at 9:07 PM

On the day of the quake, I saw a quake expert being interviewed on t.v. who explained that Japan can expect a series of additional quakes over the next two years, including another major quake in the over 7 – 8 range on the Richter scale. The guy said that that is typically what happens following a quake of the size and type that hit Japan.
Sucks for them, but apparently it’s not unusual.

AZCoyote on March 23, 2011 at 7:13 AM

He shouldn’t give it back because he should never accepted it in the first place. That he did reveals the worthlessness of the award and the shallowness of his integrity. Thus giving it back changes nothing now.

jarodea on March 23, 2011 at 7:18 AM