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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 05:01 AM
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AP: President Barack Obama Wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
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President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." (Oct. 9)

http://nobelpeaceprize.org/en_GB/home/announce-2009



Announcement

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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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 05:06 AM
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1. I just heard this on the radio - great news!
Congratulations to President Obama!
:applause:
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krkaufman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 05:07 AM
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2. Oh, that's gonna get some panties in a bunch. n/t
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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 05:10 AM
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3. LMAO Fox will have to run this all day long :)
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wroberts189 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 05:24 AM
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4. One of the best posts I have ever read. EXCELLENT knr nt
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 06:28 AM
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5. K&R Excellent post!
Thanks for all the added info including the picture of the medal President Obama will be collecting.

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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 08:49 AM
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6. Obama has straightened out Bushes international train wreck
And the world reacts to it in kind.

Suck on that lurking freeptards
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 08:53 AM
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7. Heard this on the radio at 2AM!!! Could hardly believe my ears!!!
I think this is wonderful for President Obama, and for the US...and I know that the RWingnuts will have a terrible day today.
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