Friday, December 11, 2009

Who Should Have Won The Nobel Peace Prize
Someone who actually did something

I know this goes back to early 2008, but at least Bush did something, unlike the current recipient.

Here's some of the article from Reuters; (Emphasis mine)
Unpopular at home, Bush basks in African praise

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Unpopular at home and in much of the world during the last year of his presidency, George W. Bush is basking in rare adulation on his African tour.

Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete poured praise on Bush in Dar es Salaam on Sunday, the second day of his five-nation African tour, each compliment applauded warmly by members of the east African country's cabinet.

Banners across the route, decorated with Bush's image against a backdrop of Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro, read: "We cherish democracy. Karibu (welcome) to President and Mrs Bush." Others read: "Thank you for helping fight malaria and HIV." Dancers at the airport and at Kikwete's state house to greet Bush on Sunday, wore skirts and shirts decorated with his face.

"But we in Tanzania, if we are to speak for ourselves and for Africa, we know for sure that you, Mr. President, and your administration
have been good friends of our country and have been good friends of Africa."

Although many Africans, especially Muslims, share negative perceptions of Bush's foreign policy with other parts of the world,
there is widespread recognition of his successful humanitarian and health initiatives on the continent.

Bush has spent more money on aid to Africa than his predecessor, Bill Clinton, and is popular for his personal programs to fight AIDS and malaria and to help hospitals and schools.

Bush has stressed new-style partnerships with Africa based on trade and investment and not purely on aid handouts.

Because of the U.S. anti-malaria program, 5 percent of patients tested positive for the disease on the offshore islands of Zanzibar in 2007 compared to 40 percent three years earlier, the Tanzanian leader said.

Bush's legacy in Africa would be saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of mothers and children who would otherwise have died from malaria or AIDS and enabling millions of people to get an education, he said.

"I know you leave office in about 12 months' time. Rest assured that you will be remembered for many generations to come for the good things you've done for Tanzania and the good things you have done for Africa," Kikwete said.
For those reading this who aren't news junkies, how many of you were aware of this? But remember, the American media has and is trying their damnedest to brainwash us all into believing that Bush was a heartless dolt.

Tell that to the millions of Africans who now live a better life.

I may disagree with more than a few things Bush did, but at least he did something.


Blogger Billiam said...

I also had many issues with some of what he did. However, unlike the current group in DC, he had class.

12:54 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

The Nobel Peace prize is political bull s***. Le Duc Tho and Henry Kissinger were awarded this prize for selling out the So. Vietnamese government. Now I knew personally a former So. Vietnamese gov't leader (ministry or cabinet level) when I was over there and I must acknowledge that the So. Vn. gov't wasn't worth a damn. Nonetheless, those who sold them out should not be rewarded with a peace prize. They should be given a perfidy or betrayal prize instead.

President Bush's contributions, notwithstanding, the Nobel Peace Prize has less to do with accomplishments and more to do with political ideology IMHO. I am not impressed at all by the prize, other than wishing I could have that reward money for myself! LOL

1:56 PM  
Blogger tuleesh said...

Well, the ManChild/FAUXTUS refers to the incompetence of the, "previous administration," or what he inherited from the, "previous administration," whenever he refuses to own up to his own incompetence.

Obama would look like a heartless creep if he were to refer to what the "previous administration" did to help alleviate some of the suffering in Africa. Look and his pot-head brother, George. Obama hasn't lifted a finger to help his brother straighten out his life. Nor has Obama helped George out of that shack he lives in.

But, all is not lost. Ole George is working on a book that's due out next month, in 2010.

3:41 PM  

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