When I think of the Nobel Peace Prize, I think of giving the award to a person who has spent a lifetime achieving, working, molding a world that is better for everyone.
But 9 months? Really? Is 9 months long enough for someone, especially someone in a position similar to President Obama's, sufficient time to prove what kind of person he is, and to accomplish much of anything by way of world peace?
No. It's not.
Astoundingly, I'm not railing against President Obama today. I'm railing against the Nobel committee and lamenting a world apparently bereft of people truly deserving of the prize.
In my eyes, the Nobel committee just lost enough credibility as to make them irrelevant. But I guess they've been without any real credibility for some time--at least since awarding the prize to Yasser Arafat in 1994, and to alarmist hypocrite Al Gore in 2007.
So why, in light of the Nobel's lost grace, do we care?
Because we should. We should care that the most prestigious prize of any sort, the prize that is known by people worldwide, doesn't mean anything anymore. We should care that the world is apparently so bereft of good people doing good things that the Nobel committee decided it was a good idea to award the prize to an untried American president who hasn't had time to accomplish much of anything--I mean, besides tripling the deficit and dividing the nation even further than it was before his election and proving himself to be just another elitist politician in a position of power.
Where are all the good men and women of the world?
I'll have to look around and see if I can find some.