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  1. Obama awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize


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    The Norwegian Nobel Committee

    The Nobel Peace Prize for 2009

    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."

    Oslo, October 9, 2009
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  2. Is this a joke?
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  3. Yes I'm sure he is the most deserving person to receive the award. I like the guy, but the Nobel Peace Prize, come on, seriously.

  4. Yeah thats sad honestly. I thought it was bad when Al Gore actually won it but this is on a whole different level. He has not been in office for 9 months yet and he has not accomplished anything, let alone something deserving of the Nobel Peace prize. This award has steadily lost merit and become a joke of an award.

  5. He won it on his promises, nothing that he has actually done. The biggest one I grabbed was his promise to reduce nuclear threats across the globe, now we look to ahkmedinijad, and his threatening Israel.
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  6. Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    He won it on his promises
    Sounds like something else he won....
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    He won it on his promises, nothing that he has actually done. The biggest one I grabbed was his promise to reduce nuclear threats across the globe, now we look to ahkmedinijad, and his threatening Israel.
    Yeah hopefully he acts soon but I really dont know what he is willing to do about it. Either way I bet Israel strikes first and probably relatively soon

  8. Quote Originally Posted by iron fists View Post
    This is ridiculous. The nobel peace prize has now lost all meaning and prestige. If he was so great of a wglobal spokesman...then why is he not able to come to the rescue of our troops in afghanistan where our military leaders are demanding for the extra troops for support, but he will not come thru....So doesnt this award and his lack of support for our troops kind of containdict each other. I think he really feels that he will be the leader of the world....We should look into the stimulus budget just to make sure that the norwegian govt did not recieve several billions of dollars for a nobel peace commitee and to fix sqeaking doors. This will definitely fuel the fire and give more momemtum for another stimulus package...wich by the way, our vice president has stated that he never dream that the first one would ever have been so successful and impacting so quickly... Get ready for rocket scienctist brain surgreons and truck stop janitors to make the same money....Even Moore says it in his movie..Obama is a socialist....
    Stimulus Part 3 (Or 4 if you want to could the 600 bones in our tax return 2 years ago) is well in the works... my daughter is already 39K in debt and she is only 6 months old.

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  9. What a [email protected] joke.

  10. Personally, I thought it was not entirely inconceivable that he would receive the award at all. What I was not prepared for was the timing. As a matter of fact, I had to go to the Nobel Foundation's website to confirm the authenticity of the report. I had thought he would deserve the prize further down the road, if he managed to successfully moderate the peace process in the Middle East, for example. As a consequence, I thought the 2009 award for him was somewhat premature, but who am I?
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  11. Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    Personally, I thought it was not entirely inconceivable that he would receive the award at all. What I was not prepared for was the timing. As a matter of fact, I had to go to the Nobel Foundation's website to confirm the authenticity of the report. I had thought he would deserve the prize further down the road, if he managed to successfully moderate the peace process in the Middle East, for example. As a consequence, I thought the 2009 award for him was somewhat premature, but who am I?
    Agreed... No peace has been established, and threatening Israel if they attack Iran is not establishing real peace. If in 5 years down the road it was his work and peace has been attained... then sure, the guy deserves it. Having the idea of peace in your mind should not warrant you award. Otherwise every hippy in this country would have that damn award.
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  12. If there was an award for Nobel WAR Prize, I would wear it like a wresting belt.
    I am just joking.

    I do find it odd that a man that has only just begun his Presidency is awarded this (what was once considered a high regard) Nobel Peace Prize when he is just beginning to try to moderate peace.

  13. The rest of the world loves him because he's kissing their asses. That's why they gave it to him.

  14. Quote Originally Posted by iron fists View Post
    Yeah...how many other leaders do you know of that has ever been referred to as "our son" by every major terrorist driven muslim leader in the world...?
    This is all I will say: It's called Propaganda. Our enemies (which I know very well) would do and say anything to have the masses turn against our own leader. Now, regardless if you like the man, or if you disagree with his policies/propositions, NO leader can be effective if his own people are pointing fingers at him and listening to the enemies ideology of him. Stop playing in to their (terrorist) hands.

    /I'm out.

  15. Quote Originally Posted by Iron Lungz View Post
    This is all I will say: It's called Propaganda. Our enemies (which I know very well) would do and say anything to have the masses turn against our own leader. Now, regardless if you like the man, or if you disagree with his policies/propositions, NO leader can be effective if his own people are pointing fingers at him and listening to the enemies ideology of him. Stop playing in to their (terrorist) hands....
    Agree.

  16. Quote Originally Posted by Iron Lungz View Post
    This is all I will say: It's called Propaganda. Our enemies (which I know very well) would do and say anything to have the masses turn against our own leader. Now, regardless if you like the man, or if you disagree with his policies/propositions, NO leader can be effective if his own people are pointing fingers at him and listening to the enemies ideology of him. Stop playing in to their (terrorist) hands.

    /I'm out.
    Eh.. I agree but disagree. I personally am sickened by people who validate their argument by siding with ahkmadenijah or that **** bastard chavez. I dont like Obamas policies, bar none, and would even welcome a peaceful revolution in Washington, and am a advocate of speaking out against your leader if you do not agree, just not to the side of our enemies.
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  17. Quote Originally Posted by DAdams91982 View Post
    Eh.. I agree but disagree. I personally am sickened by people who validate their argument by siding with ahkmadenijah or that **** bastard chavez. I dont like Obamas policies, bar none, and would even welcome a peaceful revolution in Washington, and am a advocate of speaking out against your leader if you do not agree, just not to the side of our enemies.
    You basically agree with IL.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by strategicmove View Post
    You basically agree with IL.
    My qualm was the pointing fingers are your leader part. I agree with listening to enemy part. I say point your fingers all you want, say what you please.
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  19. Way too soon IMO.

  20. One would think that the cold war ending Ronald Regan would have at least been considered over someone with a good idea. "By their fruits ye shall know them"... or did I read that wrong. Regardless of whether or not one supports the man, one would have to agree that the award being thus given is an embarrassment to the Nobel establishment as a whole. The president should have done the honorable thing and taken his name out of the running. Then again..., there is that little word again... honor.

  21. He has been awarded the Prize. Now is time to earn it!

  22. Would holding my breath at this point be a bad thing????

  23. Quote Originally Posted by Army Guy View Post
    Would holding my breath at this point be a bad thing????
    Question is "for how long"?

  24. My favorite part of this story is this: The deadline for nominations for the prize was Feb. 1, 2009. Obama had done 12 days of work as President to get nominated for this.

  25. Quote Originally Posted by rm23 View Post
    My favorite part of this story is this: The deadline for nominations for the prize was Feb. 1, 2009. Obama had done 12 days of work as President to get nominated for this.
    Yeah its hilarious that before 2 full weeks were up in his Presidency he was already nominated. Lately its just whoever is the most popular liberal candidate who gets awarded.
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