That headline is a quote from John Stewart – before the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded President Barack Obama with its prestigious Peace Prize. Here is a great roundup of the reaction from “patriotic” Republicans to news of our President winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Remember, these were the same people who cheered Chicago losing its Olympic bid last week.
It is interesting to compare the quotes from these conservative pundits with this statement just issued by Hamas:
Obama has a long way to go still and lots of work to do before he can deserve a reward,” said Hamas official Sami Abu Zuhri. “Obama only made promises and did not contribute any substance to world peace. And he has not done anything to ensure justice for the sake of Arab and Muslim causes.
[UPDATE] The Taliban weighs in:
We have seen no change in his strategy for peace. He has done nothing for peace in Afghanistan,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP. We condemn the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for Obama,” he said by telephone from an undisclosed location.
“When Obama was elected president, we were hopeful he would keep his promise to bring change. But he brought no change, he has continued the same old strategy as Bush.