President Obama Wins The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize!!!

I’m not sure if President Obama was feeling down about the Olympics loss.It sure seemed like we had a whole lot of folks here in America that were quite gleeful that Chicago was the first city that the Olympics committee voted out.

Well,I’m sure that glee will dissipate completely once those people find out that President Obama has won a Nobel Peace Prize.And he hasn’t even been president for a year.I know that’s going to piss the Obama haters off! Because being the third sitting U.S president to receive a Nobel Peace Prize is one helluva win!

Here’s more from CNN:

“President Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday. The first African-American to win the White House, Obama was praised by the Norweigan Nobel Committee for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

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.”

The committee also said Obama has “created a new climate in international politics.”

The announcement came as a surprise — Obama’s name had not been mentioned among front-runners — and the roomful of reporters in Oslo, Norway, gasped when he was named.In his short time in office, Obama has acted on a wide range of issues from the economy to terrorism and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Obama also lobbied unsuccessfully to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago, Illinois. After returning from Denmark, Obama expressed no regret about his trip, saying it is “always a worthwhile endeavor to promote and boost the United States.

Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, last year’s Peace Prize laureate, said it was clear the Nobel committee wanted to encourage Obama on the issues he has been discussing on the world stage.

“I see this as an important encouragement,” Ahtisaari said.

The committee wanted to be “far more daring” than in recent times and make an impact on global politics, said Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of the International Peace Research Institute.

Wangari Muta Maathai, the Kenyan who won the 2004 Peace Prize, said Obama’s win will help Africa move forward.

“I think it is extraordinary,” she said. “It will be even greater inspiration for the world. He has shown how we can probably come together, work together in a cooperative way.”

The award comes at a crucial time for Obama, who currently has administration officials dispatched on global peace missions.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here.

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