Friday, October 09, 2009

My Nobel Application

So the Nobel Committee has awarded President Barry the Nobel Peace Prize, apparently because of his stated goal of a world without nuclear weapons.

With this award, President Barry joins other notable prior recipients as Aristide Briand 2.jpg Aristide Briand (1925; part-originator of the Locarno Pact and Briand-Kellogg Pact," which outlawed war (we all know how that one worked out)); FrankKellogg.jpg Frank B. Kellogg (1928; part-originator of the Briand-Kellogg Pact"), and ArafatEconomicForum.jpg Yasser Arafat (1994; terrorist).

So, the award is certainly consistent with other damn-fool "noble" goals lacking any possibility of success for which the Nobel Committee has previously made the award. Or even not so much.

Apparently, the only thing you need to do is express pretty thoughts and seek unachievable goals. Actually accomplishing something, a la Theodore Roosevelt (1905; arbitrating peace between Japan and Russia), Mother Theresa (1979; cared for the destitute and diseased in India)? No longer necessary. On the other hand, since Al Gore won (2007; the myth of human-caused climate change), it's been readily apparent that all that is required to win a Nobel Peace Prize is to express pathologically-foolish pretty thoughts with utterly no chance of being achieved. Actually having achieved ... well, anything ... in you life? Not necessary. President Barry proves that.

Therefore, I hereby tender my application for a Nobel Peace Prize. I'd like to see a world without rape.

That has about as much chance of being achieved as a world without nuclear weapons.

The Nobel Committee has just rendered itself a bad joke.

UPDATE: Doug Mataconis is similarly befuddled.

UPDATE II: Even terminal Obamoron Lowell is surprised and believes that President Barry owes George W. Bush a thank-you note.

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