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If peace initiatives without results are any criterion for Nobel Prize then probably we can name innumerable illuminaries who deserved it far more than the new guy on the block...Barrack H Obama. iThe award has left most intelligent persons bewildered and the Nobel Prize...till now unblemished...does not seem so anymore. Your opinion please ?

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Asked by prasoon, 13 Oct '09 01:35 pm
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The criteria or standards they have set for themselves for awarding a Nobel Prize is very debatable. Their selection process requires a re look.
Answered by Kavita Prsd, 21 Oct '09 02:49 am

 
  
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I was also initially surprised that Mr. Obama got the Nobel Peace prize but later I realised that he is given this coveted prize for his intentions of peace and for the steps that he has already taken/is taking for peace in the world. The world was again leading to a cold war and had it not been for Obama, there would be tension between Russia and USA as before. He has defused the tension. He is also pressurising Israel to give up at least some of the occupied land, closing notorious prisons and the most important of all, the world expects a lot from the President of the most powerful nation of the wrold and I think it is precisely for this that they have given him the Nobel Peace Prize as encouragement to bring peace to the troubled world.
Answered by Francisco, 20 Oct '09 12:16 am

 
  
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You cannot ask a better question than his on current affairs. I would give it a Best Question Tag in recent times. But one thing I cannot agree with you. Henry Kissinger (1973), Menachem Begin Ex Prime Minister of Israel(1978), President Jimmy Carter (2002) all added to the already criticized Nobel Peace Prize.. Most Intriguing thing about Kissinger's award is that he got in the midst of Vietnam War and during the Middle East conflicts with the Russian and American Blocs. Nobel Peace Prize's cup of controversy was full long ago.
Answered by soumyen sarkar, 22 Oct '09 12:03 am

 
  
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No man.that was right actually.it is expected that obama would lead we americans in a prosperous way like roosevelt,lincoln did.i hope that its given to him to achieve success between country's trade and hence strike great peace.
Answered by ileana, 20 Oct '09 06:44 pm

 
  
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Yeah....it slightly irks ! Seems to be a good person , but the decision of award is prematured before he completes what he started .
Answered by Brummendra Dasar, 20 Oct '09 01:22 pm

 
  
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There is no point in discussing 'Whether its right or wrong' decision and Obama is Chosen within a short time of 9 months (US itself has many criteria even to portray a former president in parliament or outside, which Academy has seen or anticipating it will happen!)
All that we can say now is ITS an indirect approach from them forcing to be active than just preaching PEACE which even UN failed as a toothless watchdog
Having many peace parks than other countries still its acting as a ..... but never initiated them in reality
Wish Obama sorry US will keep its promises & justify the selection ATLEAST before presentation or before his term (if selected even twice)
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Answered by mukund, 20 Oct '09 12:47 pm

 
  
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Am ignorant to pass any comment on Barrack H Obama criterion for Nobel Prize, so... no comments, thank u
Answered by PLAY BOY, 20 Oct '09 12:41 pm

 
  
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I do not agree with the contention that nobel awards have been unblemished so far. Only difference is that of late..we have been able to u'stand the political schivalry being practised by the organisers. It has been the pamperings and awarding to loyalists or supporters of British/ American regime since very long.. may it be Tagore , Russian - in exile Solzenitsin , Yasser Arafat..etc.... but since beginning The wards have predominantly gone to those who praise , support and intend to help the growth and influence of Western doctrine. So..very unashamedly.. the latest addition has been of Obama..who is simply a novice now in world politics so far.. and this prize has rather boomeranged his own political fortunes in his country.
Answered by sr sr sax, 20 Oct '09 11:54 am

 
  
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S u r right pk
Answered by prashant prashar, 20 Oct '09 09:49 am

 
  
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Yeah,the award has left me bewildered too,although I don't belong to the intelligent lot.The most deserving candidate in fact should've been a person named PeeKay who is so much into the process of peace initiatives.:-))) I hope my friends do agree with me.
Answered by shuvra dey, 19 Oct '09 10:11 pm

 
  
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