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Old 10-09-09, 05:40 AM
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Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize!

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President Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize
(AP) – 28 minutes ago

OSLO — President Barack Obama on Friday won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said.

"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," the committee said. "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."

Obama's name had been mentioned in speculation before the award but many Nobel watchers believed it was too early to award the president.

The committee said it 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."


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Old 10-09-09, 05:46 AM
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...well, looks like the honeymoon's still on.
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Old 10-09-09, 05:51 AM
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It must have been a slow year for peace.

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A very slow year considering the war(s) in Afghanistan and Iraq....
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Oh man, talk radio is going to go ballistic with this one. I bet their froth & spittle comes right out of my speakers.

This really is pretty ridiculous. Obama after just 9 months? Completely political on the Committee's part. Shamelessly political. It strikes me as just trying to slap Bush in the face for his 8 years.

On the other hand, I bet Obama would have rather not received this while in office, let alone so very early. This really sets the bar high with him for international relations and will be a lightning rod for critics for the next 3 years, 3 months. In a way, the Committee kind of fucked him in order to push their agenda.
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give. me. a. fucking. break.
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Looks like the "US owes the world an apology" tour paid off for him...
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Spreading Democracy throughout the world whether you want it or not. This will win you the Noble Peace prize. Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and now Barack Obama. We have further proof the prize is the opposite of it says it is.
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Old 10-09-09, 07:18 AM
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The stunning choice made Obama the third sitting U.S. president to win the Nobel Peace Prize and shocked Nobel observers because Obama took office less than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2...ce-prize_N.htm

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I don't object to the notion of Obama winning the NPP at all. If he stays on his current course and keeps making the efforts he has been trying to make, he might well prove to be someone legitimately worth consideration.

What I have to seriously question (for reasons such as what Chew highlighted) is Obama winning the prize this year. I think this is going to significantly sully the perceived legitimacy of this award, and not just in the United States.
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Old 10-09-09, 07:54 AM
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When I saw the thread title I was sure it had to be a joke.

The Nobel Peace Prize hasn't had any credibility for quite a while. But, for example, we at least knew Gore's was coming.

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My co-worker ponited that out too Chew. Very, very odd. Does this make the the price the Emmy's of politics?
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More like the Grammys (Obama has two of them).
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What?
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Seriously?
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No, come on. Seriously?
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I must be having a stroke.
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The Nobel Peace Prize has officially jumped the shark. Again.
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I think this is going to significantly sully the perceived legitimacy of this award, and not just in the United States.
Some of the previous recipients leave this award with roughly the status of a SNL skit. I think there is little room left for sullification.

That said, it is not worth getting ones' underwear in a wad.
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I agree that if he continues his appeasment of the Muslim world and furthers his apologies for America's existence over the years, you could kind of see how the committee would grant him the prize....but it does seem a bit premature.
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Maybe he can take the "gift" of winning and put it toward the deficit...or cash for clunkers...or the war(s)...or...well you get the idea.
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I love Obama. I happily voted for him. I have the t-shirt and everything. But, um, my first thought is - what?

And then my second thought - it's really a "thank you for not being George Bush" Prize. And that's actually a pretty good argument for him to get one. I mean, he really isn't George Bush. So, yeah, cool. He should get one next year too.
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Old 10-09-09, 08:46 AM
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He is on a roll, H1N1 next, then maybe cancer. In between he can fix health care, social security and the common cold!
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I don't object to the notion of Obama winning the NPP at all. If he stays on his current course and keeps making the efforts he has been trying to make, he might well prove to be someone legitimately worth consideration.

What I have to seriously question (for reasons such as what Chew highlighted) is Obama winning the prize this year. I think this is going to significantly sully the perceived legitimacy of this award, and not just in the United States.
Yeah, it's supposed to be about what has been accomplished not on some hopeful wishes.

War in Iraq? Check. Still going on
War in Afghanistan? Check. Still going on.

So, how has he improved peace again??
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This is going to make my office pleasant today
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