Tuesday, 13 October 2009
Obama Awarded Nobel Peace Prize
*Congratulations to President Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize award. Some say it has come to early and question his achievements. I feel it was inevitable that he would get this award and I also agree with some optimists who stress that he strives to change the face of the U.S. He is effortlessly the most inspirational politician worldwide in a longtime, the man has a tough job and am sure he will make history, wait a second...he already has....*
"The announcement drew gasps of surprise and cries of too much, too soon. Yet President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday because the judges found his promise of disarmament and diplomacy too good to ignore.
The five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee — four of whom spoke to The Associated Press, said awarding Obama the peace prize could be seen as an early vote of confidence intended to build global support for the policies of his young administration.
They lauded the change in global mood wrought by Obama's calls for peace and cooperation, and praised his pledges to reduce the world stock of nuclear arms, ease U.S. conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthen its role in combating climate change.
"Some people say — and I understand it — 'Isn't it premature? Too early?' Well, I'd say then that it could be too late to respond three years from now," Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, told the AP. "It is now that we have the opportunity to respond — all of us."
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