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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


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.




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