Absolute proof (as if we needed more) that the Nobel Peace Prize is a ridiculous, and cruel joke. From the Liberal Death Star:
The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded its 2012 peace prize on Friday to the 27-nation European Union, lauding its role over six decades in building peace and reconciliation among enemies who fought Europe’s bloodiest wars, even as the Continent wrestles with economic strife that threatens its cohesion and future.
How can this be? Earlier this week, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Greece she was greeted with Molotov cocktails and swatiskas. The answer, at least from this addled passel of Euroweenies, is always the same: it’s America’s fault!
At a news conference, Mr. Jagland said the committee had “no ambitions” that the $1.2 million prize would solve the multibillion-euro crisis, and suggested that the origin of Europe’s current economic uncertainty was the United States.
“There are many things to say about the economic crisis — where it originated, for instance,” he said. “It started in the United States, and we had to deal with it.”
He added, “It started with Lehman Brothers.”
Then there was this:
In announcing the award, Mr. Jagland described it as a signal focusing on the union’s historical role binding France and Germany together after World War II and its perceived impact in spreading reconciliation and democracy beyond the Iron Curtain that once divided Europe and on to the Balkans. “The stabilizing part played by the E.U. has helped to transform most of Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace,” he said.
I guess I’m not surprised that this bunch is so disconnected from reality that they believe that the European Union was a greater force for peace and freedom than the United States of America. They despise our country, which is why you can guarantee that they will bend over backwards to give their stupid award to an enemy of America. I can name three right off the top of my head: Yassir Arafat, Jimmy Carter and Barack Hussein Obama.