I guess all the right wingers would prefer Obama got the War Award--no, that would deprive it from Bushie who is responsible for murdering a lot of Americans and more Iraqs in Iraq.
Why is this an issue? What does it matter? If it makes America look good in the world as a potential peacemaker, how can you oppose that? Why do they froth at the mouth like Pharisees? Why overreact? It tells you somethingabout their mindset.
Only because they don't want anything good to reflect on the President. They're blind in their hatred and narrow-minded ideology, and that makes them haters of what sets America apart. They have no idea what the rest of the world thinks, nor do they care. They're the new brand of isolationists--America first, and the rest be damned.
McCain was too good for them.
Does Obama deserve this? I don't know, nor care. If he could make peace at home by achieving some real bipartisanship, as he's repeatedly tried to do, he would certainly deserve it. He's got more chance in the Mideast that here.
The fanatics at home don't want that to happen here...they're just like the fanatics in the Mideast who will do anything to blow up the possibilities of peace.
Radical Fundamentalists--religious, et. al.--have no sense of compromise, of humor, of humility, of grace or forgiveness. They are the opposite of The Christ they say they follow...they're judgmental and hateful and most of all, destructive. Instead of hypocritically wearing little bracelets with "wwjd" on them, they should indeed ask themselves WWJD--What Would Jesus Do? Then they might try forgiving, caring, understanding, not judging people; not bragging about their faith, not gnashing their teeth as Pharisees at The President.
Maybe they should read First Corinthians 13 and apply it to their lives.