Saturday, October 10, 2009

Congratulations to President Obama on the Nobel Peace Prize

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 09:  U.S. President Barac...Image by Getty Images via Daylife
Barely nine months into office, President Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize — with the committee citing Obama’s “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy” and his support for nuclear arms reduction.
"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," said Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Nobel committee.
All five people on the Nobel committee are politicians selected by the Norwegian parliament, and are said to have a broad affinity for Obama’s posture on the world stage. The vote was unanimous.
“Obama’s speech at the United Nations was received very positively, and falls right in line with the way Norwegians see their own foreign policy,” said Terje Leiren, professor of Scandinavian studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.
For those Republicans who had wildly cheered only last week Chicago’s loss for the 2016 Olympics was given a swift kick in the pants with this Nobel announcement. Chicago loses the bid for the 2016 Olympics but President Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize! How wonderful is that!
In my opinion, the award was also a vindication of Obama’s pledge to make America sane again, a member of the international community, gone is the cowboy mentality that ruled the White House for 8 long devastating years. We now have an intelligent President that sees America for what it is with all its flaws. We are one nation that cannot rule the world with hard handed tactics – our way or the highway. The Nobel committee sent a message with this award that America elected the right person to lead us into the 21st century.
So, congratulations on your award, Mr. President – well deserved.
Carol - CFO

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