Thursday, December 10, 2009

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize; Third U.S. President to Win Award

Well it's official, today in Oslo, Norway, America's first black President, Barack Obama, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his dedication to the global peace effort, among other things. Nevertheless, many think it paradoxical that President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize when he authorized the deployment of 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, and because he is still a newly minted president who has yet to accomplish anything tangible in the eyes of his critics.
Many observing hypocrites--er, I mean political pundits feel that Obama is not qualified to win the Nobel Peace Prize when he recently authorized a stepped up military force, to deploy to Afghanistan in order to provide more ground troops in the war against terror there in an heightened effort to successfully end the war in Afghanistan. I guess if President Bush had received the Nobel Peace Prize for his effort to prevent the annihilation of the world by exposing "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq, the same political pundits, er I mean hypocrites would be happy.

True is the fact that President Obama hasn't completed his first year of the Presidency; however, the leaders of the world aren't just giving away Nobel Peace Prizes to anyone. Perhaps, President Obama is the first Nobel Peace Prize recipient to receive the award anthumously* meaning Obama received the award prior to completing all of the ambitious goals that he has on his Presidential agenda for his first term.

Congratulations President Obama! Now prove your critics wrong!

What do you think? Does Obama's body of work to date qualify him to receive the Nobel Peace prize.
*Denotes a new word that I just created--I know it--who cares? LOL!

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