Friday, October 09, 2009
Obama Wins the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
This blogger has a point. All the wingnuts on Fox News and elsewhere are going to explode, so there is a humorous side to this announcement. Considering the bombastic vitriol on Fox News and talk radio though, this isn't a major insight.
Labels: 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
I hadn't heard about that. The cynical answer is likely that the U.S.'s biggest creditor is China. We can't afford right now to have them stop buying T-bills at the moment, so not legitimizing an exiled Tibetan government leader is one of those prices we pay the Chinese. Though this nonaction flies in the face of President Jimmy Carter's foreign policy on Human Rights.
The Dalai Lama is pretty popular over here. He does appeal to American ideals of freedom and nonviolence (given us by Martin Luther King and the Quakers).
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