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Post by FystyAngel on Fri Oct 09, 2009 9:20 am

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Committee Shocks World by Awarding Obama's "Extraordinary" Diplomacy Less than 1 Year into 1st Term

President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation.

The committee said Mr. Obama's efforts to promote a "global response to global challenges" cemented their decision.

Mr. Obama will appear in the White House Rose Garden at 10:30
a.m. EDT, CBS News confirms.

CBS News White House correspondent Peter Maer reports that White House press secretary Robert Gibbs emailed a one-word reaction to the news Friday morning: "Wow."

The White House was clearly just as shocked by the announcment as the reporters gathered in Oslo, reports Maer.

It was Gibbs who eventually told Mr. Obama he had won the prestigious Prize - about 45 minutes after the announcement at 6 a.m. EDT, reports CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante.

The committee praised Mr. Obama's effort to create a "new international climate" of diplomacy.

CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller reports that Mr. Obama is only the third U.S. President to win the Nobel Peace Prize while still in office. Theodore Roosevelt won it in 1906 and Woodrow Wilson in 1919.

Former President Jimmy Carter also won the prize in 2002, adds Knoller, but that was more than two decades after he left office.

Defending their surprising decision, the committee chairman said they sought not just to reward the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, but to "enhance" the recipient's actions - to promote peace.

"We do hope that this can contribute a little bit to enhance what he is trying to do."

"It is a clear statement to the world that we want to advocate and promote," the efforts undertaken by Mr. Obama.

"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," Thorbjoern Jagland, chairman of the Nobel Committee said. "In the past year Obama has been a key person for important initiatives in the U.N. for nuclear disarmament and to set a completely new agenda for the Muslim world and East-West relations."

He added that the committee endorsed "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."'

Mr. Obama's name had been mentioned in speculation before the award but many Nobel watchers believed it was too early to award the president.

"The Prize has to be seen as a political statement by the Nobel committee - meant to hail the change in U.S. policy represented by President Obama's approach to foreign policy as opposed to that of his predecessor George W. Bush," says Knoller, who notes that Mr. Obama took office less than 10 days before the Feb. 1 deadline for Nobel Prize nominations.

"This is a Prize meant as an expression of hope that President Obama's speeches and policy statements will translate into actual accomplishments," adds Knoller. "The Prize is honoring an expression of aspirations for peace, rather the achievement of it."

That decision by the Nobel Committee, however, is a caluclated risk. Knoller says the members may be discredited for awarding the Prize for aspirations, rather than accomplishments.

"I don't think anybody expected this," CBS News chief Washington correspondent and "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer said on Friday's "Early Show". In his mind, the prize decision was more of a commentary on the previous administration than the current U.S. President.

"It's almost as if they're saying, 'We're giving you this prize for winning the election,'" said Schieffer.

The committee said it attached special importance to Mr. 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."

In his 1895 will, Alfred Nobel stipulated that the peace prize should go "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations and the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the formation and spreading of peace congresses."

Unlike the other Nobel Prizes, which are awarded by Swedish institutions, he said the peace prize should be given out by a five-member committee elected by the Norwegian Parliament. Sweden and Norway were united under the same crown at the time of Nobel's death.

The committee has taken a wide interpretation of Nobel's guidelines, expanding the prize beyond peace mediation to include efforts to combat poverty, disease and climate change.


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Can anyone give me 1 good reason why Barack Obama desevered a Noble Peace Prize

Post by assman2010 on Thu Oct 15, 2009 10:31 am

So let me start i can't give you any reason i am not saying that he is not a good President so don't get me wrong i am saying that this guy doesn't deserve a Noble peace prize shit he has only been in office for how long LOl.......... Laughing so come on lets talk this out people you tell me why he really deserved a prize.

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Post by babbette on Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:29 pm

I thought it was five Norwegians who do the voting, does any one know for sure?
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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:30 pm

Hi Assman,

Wow you almost sound mad!!!!! I read a post somewhere yesterday where you sd you were canadian??? I agree that world politics have a big impact on everyone, but I am curious to know why you think he shouldnt have received it... You tell us that you dont think he deserved it bwecasue he hasnt been in office long??? WTH ... that shouldnt really matter...why else do you feel he wasnt entitled?

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Re: Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Post by FystyAngel on Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:36 pm

This is one case where, I DO agree with you assman. I don't feel he deserved it. There are scientists that work their whole lives for the greater good. IMO, he was given this award because he is a black man that got himself the President of The United States position. THAT in itself does not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, IMO. I don't know of anything he has done that was worth receiving it. Someone, please enlighten me.

BTW, This section of the site is for general topics. Just about any topic is ok to post here.

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Post by babbette on Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:53 pm

I read the reason they gave it to him was because he inspires hope in the middle east. Having been in office only two weeks at the time of the voting, sorry, but I don't think he deserved it yet. Maybe in two years, who knows?


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Post by Estee on Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:04 pm

Babbette...I thought it was 50 Polocks..that voted...what do I know?
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Post by Snaz on Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:08 pm

I'm sorry... this is just my opinion... but BO has done absolutely nothing to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize. This is not just a slap to the American people, but to the whole world......

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Post by FystyAngel on Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:10 pm

beer To Snaz!

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Post by babbette on Thu Oct 15, 2009 1:35 pm

Laughing to Estee
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Post by Ms_Nadia on Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:42 pm

i AGREE!!!! sNAZ... I have nothing against obama but i think its because he's black ... n nooooooooooooooo im not racist ppl this is just my opinion
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Re: Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Post by Tracey6434 on Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:29 pm

Ok, can someone tell me why they said they gave it to him? I will be honest and say I don't know much about this subject at all.
But there has to be a reason they gave for giving it to him, yes? So, what was it?
Not being facetious here. I'm seriously asking.
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Post by Justice4all on Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:41 pm

I think they gave it to him based on what they think he's going to do to work towards peace. Obviously he couldn't have accomplished much having only been in office for two weeks at the time the vote took place. Some people have even suggested that they gave Obama the prize as a statement against Bush's policies while he was in office.
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Re: Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Post by FystyAngel on Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:55 pm

Tracey6434 wrote:Ok, can someone tell me why they said they gave it to him? I will be honest and say I don't know much about this subject at all.
But there has to be a reason they gave for giving it to him, yes? So, what was it?
Not being facetious here. I'm seriously asking.

VERY good questions Tracey. When you get the answer, Please do, let me know. I can't seem to figure out that answer either. Like I said in my post above, there are scientists that have worked their whole life and have done some great things. It's sad.

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