Friday, October 09, 2009

Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize

I am so thrilled with the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama!

But for all the critics...

First, remember that the Nobel Peace Prize is NOT awarded for accomplishment (really, read the definition). It is awarded to encourage actions that work toward peace.

Obama has demonstrated this with his change in America's approach to the rest of the world (diplomat, instead of bully). He has also spoken often and throughout the world of bringing people together of all races, religions, creeds, etc. to work for common goals. And he has not only spoken about but acted to reduce nuclear proliferation. These are all things the Nobel committee wanted to encourage him to continue and encourage Americans and the world to support him in continuing.

Finally, all Americans who voted for Obama should accept this award because it shows we had enough sense to get us off the destructive path of the last 8 years.


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