Monday, October 12, 2009

Am I sleeping??

Meet the People Who Were Passed Over for President Obama's virtual award. There is a price he is expected to pay for this. Wait and see.

Sima Samar, women's rights activist in Afghanistan: "With dogged persistence and at great personal risk, she kept her schools and clinics open in Afghanistan even during the most repressive days of the Taliban regime, whose laws prohibited the education of girls past the age of eight. When the Taliban fell, Samar returned to Kabul and accepted the post of Minister for Women's Affairs."

Ingrid Betancourt: French-Colombian ex-hostage held for six years.

Dr. Denis Mukwege: Doctor, founder and head of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. He has dedicated his life to helping Congolese women and girls who are victims of gang rape and brutal sexual violence."

Handicap International and Cluster Munition Coalition: "These organizations are recognized for their consistently serious efforts to clean up cluster bombs, also known as land mines. Innocent civilians are regularly killed worldwide because the unseen bombs explode when stepped upon.

Hu Jia, a human rights activist and an outspoken critic of the Chinese government, who was sentenced last year to a three-and-a-half-year prison term for 'inciting subversion of state power.

Wei Jingsheng, who spent 17 years in Chinese prisons for urging reforms of China's communist system. He now lives in the United States."

Awarded for "Potential" not "Accomplishment"

12 Comments:

Blogger LTC John said...

"For What?"

6:56 AM  
Blogger Inner Prop said...

Nobel Peace Prize

1:50 PM  
Blogger LTC John said...

"For What" means "for what accomplishment, act or deed"

Many were heard to ask "for what?" when informed of the 'award'.

7:25 PM  
Blogger LTC John said...

Also it emphasizes the irony of a nomination that was made 10 days into the current Pesidential term...

7:26 PM  
Blogger Inner Prop said...

I think I'm confused by the whole thing.

I can understand giving an award as a recognition of achievement (doesn't apply with our current president).

I can understand an award in recognition of demonstrated knowledge and/or skill; or a comprehensive and convincing plan being given to encourage future efforts and to aid in the completion of the plan (again, does not apply).

Though I didn't understand your question at first, I completely agree with it.

6:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AND Greg Mortensen, who builds girls' schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan - Three Cups of Tea.

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