President Barack Obama just won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said. Congratulations, Mr. President!
According to the Associated Press, "Some around the world objected to the choice of Obama, who still oversees wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and has launched deadly counter-terror strikes in Pakistan and Somalia." In all fairness, we should mention that those wars were inherited from George W. Bush, along with the worst economy since the Great Depression. Obama has his work cut out for him trying to fix the colossal mess Bush left, as well as trying to move beyond damage control to bring the country forward on health care and environmental issues and human rights.
The noted the change in global mood wrought by Obama's calls for peace and cooperation, and praised his pledges to reduce the world stock of nuclear arms, ease American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthen the U.S. role in combating climate change.
All the usual suspects on Fox are railing about what a terrible event this is. "The damage is done," said Hannity. O'Reilly scowled and fumed. Rush blew a gasket, too, along with that cranky cowboy with the HUGE cowboy hat, Don Imus. Needless to say, they didn't have a horse in the race.
When Cranky cowpoke Don Imus heard the news, he looked like he sat on a cactus with assless chaps.
Conservatives freak out!