For my part, I'm thinking that it's clear the world understands our President better than most of his fellow Americans do. Obama’s entire career has been dedicated to peace, unity, and a better understanding among the peoples of our planet. Thank goodness for the American youth. They understood Obama’s message and elected him. It would be nice if the rest of us old fogies caught up, but it doesn’t really matter all that much. The world belongs to next generation. Recall that roughly 70% of all Iranians are under the age of 30. So I, for one, am proud of Barack. He’s been earning this award since the day he went into politics. And I suspect he will continue to deserve it. It is, afterall who he is — man of peace, reconciliation, and good will toward men. Even those men who, in my “long-in-the-tooth” opinion, don’t deserve it.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
Discussion? My read is that many of his own countrymen may be among the last to understand why. Here's an interesting overview from fivethirtyeight.com.
"Perhaps the happiest people in the US on this one will be the centrists - and those who wanted Obama to reshape the US image abroad. Whether the award is warranted (too soon? too uncertain?) or relevant (peace prize as we're discussing escalation in Afghanistan?), for the leader of the largest and most powerful military force in the world to be awarded a prize for peace and diplomacy is quite an interesting development."