For helping to avoid a U.S. war in Syria. This, of course, is of little surprise. After all, the 2008 Nobel Peace Prize winner – not just nominee – was Barack “How I learned to stop worrying and love drone striking American citizens without trial” Obama a mere two weeks after he won the presidency.
Of the two, Putin deserves it more. His current actions in Ukraine notwithstanding, at least he helped avert a possible war in Syria. What had Obama accomplished when he was awarded it, besides dupe millions of Americans into thinking a community organizer from the most corrupt city in the country was going to clean up D.C. and reform the government?
The Nobel Prize is a joke. Those who truly promote peace in the world aren’t those who win awards; they’re the ones who actually have an impact. Often, they never receive recognition for their efforts.