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President Barack Obama who galvanized & mesmerized the whole world & swept the Election in 2008 Elections with a Slogan “CHANGE” is a frustrated & failed President today who despite his powerful oratory & persona is burning his midnight oil to bring back the road to prosperity. When he was elected President in 2008, Obama had established himself as a thoughtful, articulate leader who had the formidable capacity to overcome political odds and the courage of convictions to tilt the political balance away from the then-discredited far right. Not only is he losing the mass appeal but also many of his policies are backfiring & people’s perception & craziness for Obama is dying & fading away.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee  which emphasis that nomination process  first shortlisted & then considered by the Nobel Institute’s permanent advisers & the Institute’s Director and Research Director, the body of advisers generally consists of a small group of Norwegian university professors with broad expertise in subject areas with a bearing on the Peace Prize should therefore be questioned in conferring the highest honour to Obama in misjudging the unpredictable feature that believed the Honour given is in anticipation for world peace. A close look at US policy in international peace will reveal that Obama Administration erred major decisions & angered the civilians. “I am of the opinion that Obama is one of the cause, if not for all, is the prime reason for the current world disorder & disruption of peace & tranquility in the sensitive regions”. While conferringthe highest honour the Committee observed that “Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama’s initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened. Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world’s leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama’s appeal that “Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges.”. “To my mind this prediction & anticipation to confer on the basis of his charisma has clearly marginalized the institution. Obama is undoubtedly a powerful world leader, but history will not remember him for his oratory but the clear lack of statesmanship”. Lets have a look at the Luminaries who have won this great honour, & to compare with all of them will mere be a stupidity.

2010     Liu Xiaobo

2009     Barack H. Obama

2008     Martti Ahtisaari

2007     Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr.

2006     Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank

2005     International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Mohamed ElBaradei

2004     Wangari Maathai

2003     Shirin Ebadi

2002     Jimmy Carter

2001     The United Nations ( U.N.) and Kofi Annan

2000     Kim Dae Jung

1999     Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières)

1998     John Hume and David Trimble

1997     International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and Jody Williams

1996     Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo and José Ramos-Horta

1995     Joseph Rotblat and Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

1994     Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Rabin

1993     Nelson Mandela and Frederik Willem de Klerk

1992     Rigoberta Menchú Tum

1991     Aung San Suu Kyi

1990     Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

1989     The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso

1988     The United Nations Peace-keeping Forces

1987     Oscar Arias Sánchez

1986     Elie Wiesel

1985     International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

1984     Desmond Mpilo Tutu

1983     Lech Walesa

1982     Alva Myrdal and Alfonso García Robles

1981     Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

1980     Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

1979     Mother Teresa

1978     Mohammad Anwar Al-Sadat and Menachem Begin

1977     Amnesty International

1976     Betty Williams and Mairead Corrigan

1975     Andrei Sakharov

1974     Seán MacBride and Eisaku Sato

1973     Henry A. Kissinger and Le Duc Tho

1972     The prize money for 1972 was transferred to the Main Fund.

1971     Willy Brandt

1970     Norman Ernest Borlaug

1969     The International Labour Organization (ILO)

1968     René Cassin

1967     One-third of the prize money was transferred to the Main Fund, and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1966     One-third of the prize money was transferred to the Main Fund, and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1965     United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

1964     Martin Luther King Jr.

1963     The International Committee of the Red Cross and The League of Red Cross Societies

1962     Linus Carl Pauling

1961     Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld

1960     Albert John Lutuli

1959     Philip John Noel-Baker

1958     Georges Pire

1957     Lester Bowles Pearson

1956     One-third of the prize money was transferred to the Main Fund, and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1955     One-third of the prize money was transferred to the Main Fund, and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1954     The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

1953     George Catlett Marshall

1952     Albert Schweitzer

1951     Léon Jouhaux

1950     Ralph Bunche

1949     Baron John Boyd Orr of Brechin

1948     One-third of the prize money was transferred to the Main Fund, and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1947     The Friends Service Council and The American Friends Service Committee (the Quakers)

1946     Emily Greene Balch and John Raleigh Mott

1945     Cordel Hull

1944     The International Committee of the Red Cross

1943     One-third of the prize money was transferred to the Main Fund, and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1942     One-third of the prize money was transferred to the Main Fund, and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1941     One-third of the prize money was transferred to the Main Fund, and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1940     One-third of the prize money was transferred to the Main Fund, and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1939     One-third of the prize money was transferred to the Main Fund, and two-thirds to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1938     The Nansen International Office for Refugees (Office international Nansen pour les réfugiés

1937     Viscount (Lord Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne Cecil) Cecil of Chelwood

1936     Carlos Saavedra Lamas

1935     Carl von Ossietzky

1934     Arthur Henderson

1933     Sir (Ralph) Norman Angell (Lane)

1932     The prize money was allocated to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund.

1931     Jane Addams and Nicholas Murray Butler

1930     Lars Olof Jonathan (Nathan) Söderblom

1929     Frank Billings Kellogg

1928     The prize money was allocated to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund.

1927     Ferdinand Edouard Buisson and Ludwig Quidde

1926     Aristide Briand and Gustav Stresemann

1925     Sir (Joseph) Austen Chamberlain and Charles Gates Dawes

1924     The prize money was allocated to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1923     The prize money was allocated to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund.

1922     Fridtjof Nansen

1921     Karl Hjalmar Branting and Christian Lous Lange

1920     Léon Victor Auguste Bourgeois

1919     Thomas Woodrow Wilson

1918     The prize money was allocated to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1917     The International Committee of the Red Cross (Comité International de la Croix-Rouge)

1916     The prize money was allocated to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1915     The prize money was allocated to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1914     The prize money was allocated to the Nobel Institute’s Special Fund

1913     Henri La Fontaine

1912     Elihu Root

1911     Tobias Michael Carel Asser and Alfred Hermann Fried

1910     The Permanent International Peace Bureau (Bureau International Permanent de la Paix)

1909     Auguste Marie François Beernaert and Paul Henri Benjamin Balluet d’Estournelles de Constant

1908     Klas Pontus Arnoldson and Fredrik Bajer

1907     Ernesto Teodoro Moneta and Louis Renault

1906     Theodore Roosevelt

1905     Baroness Bertha Sophie Felicita von Suttner

1904     Institut de Droit International (Institute of International Law)

1903     Sir William Randal Cremer

1902     Elie Ducommun and Charles Albert Gobat

1901     Henri Dunant and Frédéric Passy

In his acceptance speech Obama said “Compared to some of the giants of history who have received this prize – Schweitzer and King; Marshall and Mandela – my accomplishments are slight. And then there are the men and women around the world who have been jailed and beaten in the pursuit of justice; those who toil in humanitarian organizations to relieve suffering; the unrecognized millions whose quiet acts of courage and compassion inspire even the most hardened of cynics. I cannot argue with those who find these men and women – some known, some obscure to all but those they help – to be far more deserving of this honor than I. But perhaps the most profound issue surrounding my receipt of this prize is the fact that I…….am the Commander-in-Chief of a nation in the midst of two wars.  One of these wars is winding down.  The other is a conflict that America did not seek; one in which we are joined by forty three other countries – including Norway – in an effort to defend ourselves and all nations from further attacks. Still, we are at war, and I am responsible for the deployment of thousands of young Americans to battle in a distant land.  Some will kill.  Some will be killed.  And so I come here with an acute sense of the cost of armed conflict – filled with difficult questions about the relationship between war and peace, and our effort to replace one with the other.

It goes on to prove that Noble Prize is not a kids honour but is given on the basis of what is called “ a rare exhibition of dramatic achievement” & clearly Obama does not deserve it. The Norwegian Nobel Committee should therefore need to introspect.

The Author is Chairman & Editor-In-Chief of Indian Affairs Magazine & loves
to write on personalities who are misconstrued by the masses for wrong reasons. He can be contacted atsatya.brahma@indianaffairs.in

 





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