The first recipients were Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy. Henry Dunant was the founder of the Red Cross. Fredrick Passy was the founder of the Interparlimentary Union – the predecessor to the United Nations. The second year’s winners also had to split the prize –
What has Obama does? So far…. Nothing…. So apparently all you have to do to get a Nobel Peace Prize is to be black and get elected President? I haven’t seen Obama do anything to earn this. All it does is cheapen the prize itself. As far as I’m concerned, it just fell to the level of a tawdry trinket. You are SUPPOSED to get it for your accomplishments. All we have had from Obama is promises.
Webster’s defines accomplishment as:
1 : the act of accomplishing : completion
2 : something that has been accomplished : achievement
It’s much too early in Obama’s presidency to give him something like this. He not even been in office for a full year yet. He hasn’t actually had time to do anything. Giving him this now is just patently ridiculous. Theodore Roosevelt was given the prize in 1906 but that was because he forged a lot of peace treaties and he EARNED his prize. What do we have to show from Obamba? As yet… Nothing…. It’s much too soon to give him something like this unless I’m right and all you need to do is be black and president.