Attempted Peace

10 אוקטובר, 2009 ב- 22:01 | פורסם באנגלית, פוליטיקה, תרבות | 5 תגובות

Everybody was caught off-guard upon hearing the news of Barack Obama receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, including himself. The premature win, for a man nominated within 10 days of assuming office (nominations for the prize are decided by February 1st) and whose track record shows many speeches and few actions, with an arguable minority of these actually promoting peace, brought me to reminisce on a lovely quotation from The Simpsons. The speaker is my favorite character, arch-villain Sideshow Bob, regarding his series of incarcerations:

Attempted murder? Now honestly, what is that? Do they give a Nobel prize for attempted chemistry? Do they?

So no Bob, we're not quite there yet, but almost: they now give a Nobel prize for attempted peace.

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