I'm not sure exactly what the hell he did exactly, other than a helluval lot of lying, but it seems that was enough.
However, in honor of this awarding to only the 3rd sitting US president, let's take a look at the elite company he's keeping (Stolen from this blog, posted :
Yassir Arafat: This would be the man who diverted billions of dollars into his own Swiss bank accounts that was intended for the Palestinian people. Not only that, but the money that DID happen to get to them, was siphoned off by Hamas, the PLO, Hizbullah, and al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade to be used to kill Israeli's among others. Yep, he deserved the award.We also have Al 'I never met a private jet I didn't like' Gore, whose jetting around the world telling people not to jet around the world seems to be a bit hypocritical to me, but I could be wrong. Here's a guy who apparently thinks that while it's ok for him to eat enough food to feed a small country, but yet needs to tell farmers to stop using pesticides and insecticides because they pollute the land. Al, if they stop, there won't be enough food for you AND the rest of the world,
Mikhail Gorbachev: While Gorby was being bitchslapped by Reagan at Reykjavik, he still had the KGB torturing and killing civilians during his rule. He also kept the Afghan war going for longer and was the first Soviet leader to send troops to Chechnya. He also threatened to squash any revolutions in the Soviet bloc, although by that time, he lacked any power to actually do it.
Jimmy Carter: While never really having been responsible for wars directly, Jimmuh is fully responsible for the beginning of the latest wave of Islamic facism by not stepping up and siding with the Shah of Iran. He may have been a dictator, but he was OUR dictator, and a helluva lot better than the guys who followed, one of which is now pursuing nukes and leading the country. He's sided with Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Augusto Pinochet, Ferdinand Marcos, Manuel Noriega and others...all brutal dictators in their various countries. But yeah, his interests are peace.
Kofi Annan: Kofi has presided over what can only be described as the largest scandal in the history of the world, but yet, it never made the mainstream media. The oil for food scandal, where various bureaucrats were paid off, or were able to buy and resell items to Saddam Hussein is in the billions of dollars, but has it been on the front page of the NY Slimes? Washington Post? Nah.
So, all told, I guess this was a pretty appropriate award after all, lumping The Obamessiah in with criminals and con-artists.