Friday, 9 October 2009

I read the news this morning, noted the statements from critics, tuned into the strategy interviews with the Nobel Peace Prize committee, listened to congratulations wishes from leaders around the world and tonight, I'm proud to be an American.

President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Why? He does not just read statements about peace, his actions show he believes in and operates through diplomacy. The head of the committee interviewed on NPR today and said all five members were unanimous in voting for President Obama for his courage to use his international foothold to promote a disarming of nuclear warfare and the respect of all religions, all races, both genders, all social classes and a union of countries. (Isn't that something to be thankful for?)

I am proud of this award to the leader of our country and believe President Obama will use it to motivate his work in a humble yet direct vein during international dealings.

Americans (even extremists) can't deny Obama's intentions when it comes to strict expectations for world-wide humanitarian rights and dignity.

Yes, this was a political move by the prize council but hey, if continues the momentum toward peace already set by our President, I'm going to celebrate the honor.


Anonymous said...

It was political, and, I believe, a few years premature. But, nonetheless, I think it is a great honor for the US.

Isn't it ironic how much RAGE is directed towards our President winning the PEACE Prize?!?


Denae said...

CC - Excellent points, my friend! But really, I expect that from you. :)

LizP said...

I'm with CC, I am totally amazed at how much negativity is out there for someone winning the *Peace* prize.