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Deadpan Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 01:24 PM
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523. Find me someone who within the last eyar is more deserving of this award.
Edited on Fri Oct-09-09 01:25 PM by Deadpan
And then come to me and argue. Arguing "NO HE DOESN'T" is pointless unless you think someone else should have gotten it.

So. Instead of Obama, who has changed the geopolitical climate so much for the better? Who has completely changed the way we see the world?

Obama changed America, and by doing so he changed the world. This might seem egocentric, but it's true. America's international face has been changed from rampant imperial overlord to peacemaker and international diplomat. Sure, we have some things to figure out in Afghanistan and Iraq. We never promised that those would be instant fixes. But letting the Taliban win in Afghanistan isn't exact "peaceful" either is it. Just saying.

Furthermore, this election gave hope to people; not only America, but everyone. The world still looks up to America, as much as they might hate it and as much as it might offend their national pride, we still are one of the great powers in the world today. Blab on about China and India, but Europe and much of the world still looks to us for support. With the change in regime, and the new message of hope that Obama represents, we have changed the way people feel about the world as a whole. If a country that could sink to such depth in the Bush era could turn around and fight back with hope, what does that mean to the rest of the world?

Also, Obama led a unanimous security council vote that was the first step towards worldwide nuclear disarmament. Are you saying that's not advocating peace?

tl;dr version: You're stupid, come back to me with a real argument instead of screaming bloody murder about things Obama can't really control.
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