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Committee Awards Barack Obama Nobel Peace Prize for 2009: First Sitting President Since Woodrow Wilson To Win

barack-obama-nobel-peace-prize.jpgby Ethan Nichtern

Hope renewed? The Nobel Committee in Norway has awarded President Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009. According to the Washington Post, the award was given for his work to improve international diplomacy and rid the world of
nuclear weapons — a stunning decision to celebrate a figure virtually
unknown in the world before he launched his campaign for the White
House nearly three years ago.”


This is pretty amazing news. Obama is the third sitting U.S. president to win the prize, the first in 90 years. Woodrow Wilson won in 1919 for helping to found the League of Nations. Theodore Roosevelt won in 1906 for his work ending the Russo-Japanese War.

Maybe Obama is the interdependent President after all.

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posted October 9, 2009 at 9:28 am

it is stunning,especially since–as commander-in-chief, he is leading us in our war in afghanistan and operations in iraq.
i actually think this may do more harm than good–especially stateside. more full for the glenn becks.
but as i have said before, this prize often has little to do with peace and more to do with media savvy. i mean arafat got one too.

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posted October 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm

that’s sad

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posted October 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm

Cheapens the Prize even more. I’m an Obamamaniac and all, but this is premature. Way premature.

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