Barack Obama Wins the Nobel Prize for PeaceOctober 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.