Barack Obama Wins the Nobel Prize for Peace

October 9, 2009 at 5:40 am | Posted in American politics | 2 Comments

Well done Mr. Obama, and well done Nobel Committee. In a development that is sure to rile up conservatives even more, Barack Obama has won the Nobel Prize for Peace:

In a stunning surprise, the Nobel Committee announced Friday that it had awarded its annual peace prize to President Obama “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” less than nine months after he took office.

“He has created a new international climate,” the committee said in its announcement. With American forces deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama’s name had not figured in speculation about the winner until minutes before the prize was announced here.

Barack Obama has Mr. Bush to thank for this. George W. Bush made the American president look so bad that when a sensible person came back to power it was overwhelmingly refreshing. The usual people will try to undermine this prize, but they should be ignored. There are simply people out there who simply don’t want peace and will do everything they can to stop those who do.

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  1. Oh, Daniel, this is wonderful news!

    A sincere and honest congratulations, Mr. President!!

    This is actually a wonderfully stunning development for global politics!! What an honor to have a sitting president win the award.

    This should help guide his presidency and assist him with doing the right thing in Iraq and Afghanistan. Well done, Mr. Obama!

    It would probably be apropos to share with everyone what accomplishments lead to Obama’s winning of the Noble Peace Prize. Would you be willing to share with your readers a list of his many accomplishments in that arena? Again, I am just thrilled that Obama and the US should have this honor. Congratulations!!!

  2. Chris,

    love the snark.

    I’m actually more of the opinion, as the morning wears on, that Obama should decline the award. While I think he deserves it as a poke in the eye to conservatives, I think this committee puts too much emphasis on politics to make the decision. Clearly they feel they can direct policy through the award. I think Obama should not be used by this committee to their ends. He should decline.


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