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October 09, 2009

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eric

C.L. You say this;

Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama's initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

All that is well and good. I personally do not discredit what the President is trying to do. However, we have to admit that perhaps the person most shocked, and a little embarrassed by this is President Obama himself. We still have no exit strategy from Iraq, we are escalating the war in Afghanistan, Iran is still doggedly building their nuclear program, North Korea is doing whatever those crazy bastards do, the Israeli Palestinian conflict rages unabated....etc, etc...

I do not hate the President, as many irrationally do. However, being rewarded for thoughts as opposed to concrete actions and success just reaffirms to the President that he never really has to fix anything (see his domestic agenda, which is....nothing) to receive love. This dynamic is making his presidency a gigantic waste of time and opportunity. Maybe a good mid-term trouncing will get him to stop being a performer and start being a "doer".

C.L.Lugo

President Obama's campaign and election changed the face of America, gave hope to the entire World, brought Nations together again with the willingness to engage as an international community to solve problems.

According to Alfred Nobel's will the Peace Prize should be awarded:

"to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses."

The Norwegian Nobel Committee decided that "the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

I'm tired of people saying President Obama hasn't "accomplished" enough to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. The prize honors his World Wide Positive Influence in International relations/fraternity. His campaign and election changed the face of America's relationship to the World and is bringing Nations together to address world problems using dialogue and negotiations as the most important tool for resolving conflict.


This is precisely in accordance with Alfred Nobel's defiinition for anyone awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. People who decide to write about this should do their homework. The Peace Prize is not like the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, Literature and Physiology or Medicine which are usually issued in retrospect.

Try reading the actual Nobel Peace Prize organization's statement regarding the 2009 award to President Obama before you spew out garbage:


"The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama's vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.

Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama's initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened.

Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population.

For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world's leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama's appeal that "Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges."

Oslo, October 9, 2009"

jukeboy jim

Obama is turning into a disappointment. Instead of shooting baskets and having a beer with his detractors he has to realize that there is a segment of the population that will never agree with him, want him to fail and want the country to fail under his leadership. He should just cram his agenda down everyone's throat like the last guys did and when his 4 years are up most people will look around and know their live are better for it.

Big E in NYC

I just asked my floor manager to give me a huge bonus now on the "promise" that I will be a million dollar producer this year.

fletch

a cheap, empty chalice...

Kevin_In_Philadelphia

OK, so I like and support the President, but there is no way that he should have have won a Nobel at this stage in his presidency. Plus we are still fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan...how to you get a peace prize for that?? Oh, and thanks Nobel Committee, you just given right wing blowhards months of ammunition, thereby making the lives of supporters of the President that much more difficult. Awesome.

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