Even putting aside the fact that Obama was basically handed a preliminary pat-on-the-back award for all the marvelous things he will accomplish in the future, it is simply unforgivable that the Nobel Committee would award their Peace Prize to a man responsible for thousands of deaths. Brian Doherty from Reason.com posted "The Peace Prize Body Count" earlier today:
Civilian casualties (est.) in two wars being waged by the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize:Afghanistan, Feb-July: 886Iraq, Feb-Aug: 2,629
But in all seriousness, this really isn't that surprising, nor does it really matter. The Nobel Prize has been highly politicized for a long time now, and while there are obviously still plenty of deserving people who win the Nobel, then there are the Al Gores and Barack Obamas of the world. And there will doubtlessly be more outrages to come in the future. I'll wait for them with bated breath.