And the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize is - a slick, snake-oil salesman from the Windy City, for doing sweet FA. The politics of false hope are alive and well and living in the audacity of hype of Obamaland. What a joke.
Out of a record 205 nominations, including Zimbabwe's prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai and a Chinese dissident, the top peace prize went to the Soapstar Superstar who's sending US troops and marines to their deaths in the Afghan killing fields.
Perhaps it was awarded to the new Messiah for blowing up innocent civilians with drone attacks on Pakistan and Afghanistan so the commander-in chief doesn't get his hands dirty.
Maybe for 'reaching out' to Iran, bent on blowing Jews off the face of the earth.
Or an award by proxy to the media and marketing men who sold the soap power dream.
Asked why the prize had been awarded to Obama after just a few months in the job, Nobel committee head Thorbjoern Jagland explained: "It was because we would like to support what he is trying to achieve".
Spout on about hope and dreams ad nauseam and get a gong for your trouble. This was a prize for dodgy politics, not peace.
Americans are starting to see through the sham of Obama Superstar. The shine is beginning to wear off the Chosen One who promised the earth and delivers nothing.
But reality kicked in a little too late for the Nobel committee who apparently made up their narrow little minds just a couple of weeks after the Great Man was sworn in.
The received wisdom is that this should be regarded as "more of an encouragement for intentions than a reward for achievements."
Don't go encouraging the guy, for Christ's sake. If he's got a decent, honest bone in his body, he'll hand it back.
Using 'hope' to dupe voters into living in Obama La-La-Land is soo last year. Worthy ambitions always easier said than done.
The citation reads like a schoolboy essay on doomed diplomacy: "Founded on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population". Throw in a few 'stakeholders' and a 'New World Order', why don't you.
But he hasn't done anything yet! It's not like Barry's had a long and distinguished political career before or since he took office.
The guy couldn't even bring the Olympics to the Windy City despite all his hot air.
Obama has been given a gong for turning into Bush in disguise, propping up rotten policies on human rights, civil liberties, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Middle East, Gitmo and rendition.
But not everyone's had the benefit of an expensive Harvard education, Saudi backers and a fawning media who sold its soul to buy into the land of dreams and suck up to the Chosen One.
It's not what you do, it's the way that you don't do it. Next up the Nobel Prize for Literature and Barry's Bumper Book of Hype, ghost written by his old pal Bill 'bomber' Ayres.
The cult of Obama elevated him to saint-like status. He's now aimlessly wandering around, grandstanding on the world stage and getting into an almighty pickle with the folks back home.
The world's most famous and prestigious award has been reduced to a tacky trinket from a joke shop. A nod to celebrity, competing with the Oscars. Awarded to a two-bit actor before he's even made a movie.
Boring Barry has come over all 'umble. Obamamaniacs will no doubt rejoice with renewed 'hope' and a sad something to cling on to. Everyone else is left scratching their heads. What a sham. What a shame.