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Americans should be proud of Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize



Published: Mon, October 19, 2009 @ 12:00 a.m.

Americans should be proud of Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize

EDITOR:

We Americans should be proud that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. He is the first sitting President since Woodrow Wilson in 1919 and only the fourth in US history. We should be proud that the world community has chosen an American to represent this prestigious honor, we should be proud to say, look at where the US has come from and where it is going. I know there are many that think he is not deserving of this honor, But Why not?

Are they concerned that he is getting too much credit, in view of the fact that Reagan, Eisenhower and a host of other Republican presidents did not receive this honor. Are they worried that the rest of the free world view the real Mr. Obama and appreciates his effort, his candor, and his brilliance, his ability to pull people together and strive for world peace while it appears we do not. If this is a slap in the face of America and in particular a slap down the face of former President George W. Bush so be it, I think this honor speaks for the man, Barack Obama..

Mostly I would have to say, the President deserves this award in all areas, the republicans and conservatives in particular would rather see the world, the economy go to hell in the hand-basket then to give him any credit for getting the job done, or doing anything right if you will. In the 10 months since taking office, he has done more for establishing world peace, restoring faith and confidence in the stock market, and gaining the respect of the world community than any other president in such relatively short period of time..

Both GM and Delphi are back from chapter 11, streets are being repaved and roads restored and resurfaced — this means people are getting work, rather than not. Youngstown was voted one of the best cities in the US to start a business. Obama’s stimulus package must take front and center for these positive changes. If the Republicans were still in office, we would not be reducing troops in Iraq, the stock market would be further in the tank, the jobs situation and unemployment would still be rising instead of decreasing and the World community would still be hating us even more.

I applaud the changes.

LANCE SMITH

Youngstown


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1ThinkLogicDuh(1 comment)posted 4 years, 6 months ago

I completely Agree with Mr. Lance Smith. Stop criticizing our President for this award. He didn't ask for it. The world noble peace committee chose to give it to him for what he's done. He didn't apply for it or request one, so stop criticizing HIM and be proud that they chose to give it to an American President.

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2Tugboat(759 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Mr. Smith writes: "Both GM and Delphi are back from chapter 11, streets are being repaved and roads restored and resurfaced — this means people are getting work, rather than not. Youngstown was voted one of the best cities in the US to start a business. Obama’s stimulus package must take front and center for these positive changes."

Does the President, the congressmen or senators reach into their own pockets to pay for all of this? No, they reach into yours and those of our unborn grandchildren.

When soldiers are no longer passing through the doors of Walter Reed, that deserves a prize.

And this is still going on:

http://www.vindy.com/news/2009/oct/19...

Peace?

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3harleydog(183 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Are you kidding me. The nominations were due the first week in Feb. That was about 12 days after Obama took office. Please tell me what he did in his first 12 days to merit such an award. The only people that think he deserved it was the Nobel committee. I am sure there are a lot more people out there that deserver this award than Obama.

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4buzz2013(4 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

I admit, I like President Obama.I really don't think he deserved this award, but we should be proud of him.
And by the way, the "Peace" prize is "not a left-wing vehicle to discredit captialism." Get over it.
To all of you Republicans and Democrats out there:
The United States will never be "united" unless the 2-party system begins to compromise.

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5ohioplayrs(1 comment)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Barack Obama's election as president represents the fruit of why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the award back in 1964. The world has chosen to recognize America for finding peace with itself? You can consider all other feats worthy of Nobel accolades over the past 12 months, but you can't top the election of America's first black President. Think of it this way: America won the 2009 Nobel Peace prize and our President has accepted on our behalf.

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62ez2c(17 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

i thought the prize was for someone who accomplished something to help man kind ... obama has some ideas but nothing accomplished yet.so i guess he won this award for being the first black president elected ?????

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7Stan(9923 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

Did he win for bowing before the King ?

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_n7RltmTdk-g...

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8CCADTI(80 comments)posted 4 years, 5 months ago

The voting cut off date for the Nobel Peace Prize was Feb. 1. He had been in office just 12 days. Even if you are a democrat or republican, there is no way anyone could have believed he deserved it. What did he do in those 12 days to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? What has he done in the past to deserve it? What has he done presently to deserve it? Absolutely nothing. Even he knows he doesn't deserve it. What a farse. This is nothing more than a ploy for something bigger to come.

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