Response to Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize


BTW, here is their explanation for awarding him:

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.”


13 Replies to “Response to Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize”

  1. Even if he WAS the first Afro-American to be awarded the Nobel, being president of the United States certainly helps.

  2. President who kept quiet while innocent Palestinians were massacred, but was able to speak up when the Mumbai attack’s happened. He has told the Palestinian’s there hope of ‘change’ has been thrown out of the window. He has told them Israel will not be investigated for it’s war crime’s against the people of Gaza. He is slowly shifting the war on terror in to Pakistan, he has allowed drone planes to massacre innocent muslim’s in the tribal area of Pakistan. Now I see why all he has got the Nobel peace prize, if you are a mass murderer and a criminal you also deserve the Nobel peace prize.

  3. umm don’t all president want to end a nuclear world or want a world without WMD’s. I mean isnt that what bush also wanted? I mean he gonna a peace prize for saying things that bush TRIED to do.???



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