Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Shashi Tharoor Pitches for Obama

Nobel Peace prize for Obama may have drawn sharp criticism, gasps of surprise and cries of too much, too soon. But our own Shashi Tharoor is pitching for Obama as according to him President Obama has given a lot of people hope around the world and has helped in improving the image of the US.

If selling hope was primary criteria for giving Nobel Peace prize, no one would be better qualified than the Congress Leadership. All they have been doing is selling hope to 1/6th of worlds population for last 60 years thru … Garibi Hatao… Aam Admi slogans etc. All the succeeded in doing is reduce some Garibs by partitioning the country.

Perhaps Mr ex UN may not be aware that in his 1895 will, Alfred Nobel stipulated that the peace prize should go "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations and the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the formation and spreading of peace congresses”. And not to person who gives maximum hope. Obamas presidency began less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline for the prize and even today he is yet to show any concrete achievements in peacemaking.

Or is it Mr. Tharoor planning to give another try for UN General Secretary Post.  Eitherway, It seems sycophancy comes naturally to congressmen.

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