[Vision2020] President Barack Obama Wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

Donovan Arnold donovanjarnold2008 at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 9 14:17:23 PDT 2009

Obama got the Nobel Peace award simply because he stopped killing so many innocent people as his predecessor. He unseated the Republican Party which was on a warpath of destruction, and stripping people of Individual Liberties, not just abroad, but also in this country with the destruction of its economy.
Donovan Arnold

--- On Fri, 10/9/09, Wayne Price <bear at moscow.com> wrote:

From: Wayne Price <bear at moscow.com>
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] President Barack Obama Wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
To: "Glenn Schwaller" <vpschwaller at gmail.com>
Cc: "vision2020" <vision2020 at moscow.com>
Date: Friday, October 9, 2009, 7:29 PM

And to add to that, he has been the President of the United States and  
during HIS tenure, we haven't been attacked - more than Bush Jr. Can  
say about his first ten months in office!
Inherited two useless wars and a bad economy.
Doesn't sound like he is asleep at the switch or will be known as the  
"Vacation President".


On Oct 9, 2009, at 10:21 AM, Glenn Schwaller wrote:

> Hmmmm . . .   I find it sad when an award meant to honor the
> achievements of a lifetime of hard work is reduced to partisan world
> politics, and given on the basis of hopes and dreams of what may
> happen.
> World peace?  Shutting the prison at Guantanamo Bay was a key Obama
> campaign promise.  How's that going?  The threat of Iran's nuclear
> weapons production is now shown to be twice what was previously
> believed and Obamas "push for peace" is to put "Iran  . . . on notice
> that  . . .  they are going to have to come clean."  Now if that won't
> stimutlate peace I suppose nothing will.  And I guess having your
> Secretary of State comment that "she would "totally obliterate" Iran
> if Iran attacked Israel" can't be construed as a deterrent for peace.
> Of course not.
> Chinese nuclear proliferation?  North Korea's nuclear proliferation?
> Troops out of Iraq?  Troops out of Afghanistan?  Frightening surge in
> suicide bombers?  Yes I must say our President has done much for
> pushing for world peace.   Well I guess the feds did manage to bring
> down a still wet-behind-the-ears bus driver and street coffee vendor
> for turning hair bleach into bombs.  That in itself must be worth the
> cool $1,000,000.
> If Nobel prizes are to be given on the basis of one's dreams, visions
> and hopes of accomplishment, I say rescind the 1989 Physics prize
> given to Norman F. Ramsey, Hans G. Dehmelt and Wolfgang Paul (born in
> 1915, 1922 and 1913 - I would say that illustrates a lifetime of hard
> work) and award it to B. Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann.  What
> could be more fitting?
> GS
> On Fri, Oct 9, 2009 at 2:28 AM, Ted Moffett <starbliss at gmail.com> wrote:
>> http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091009/ap_on_re_eu/eu_nobel_peace/print
>> President Barack Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize
>> By KARL RITTER and MATT MOORE, Associated Press Writers Karl Ritter  
>> And Matt
>> Moore, Associated Press Writers 2 mins ago
>> OSLO – 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 stunning choice made Obama the third sitting U.S. president to  
>> win the
>> Nobel Peace Prize and shocked Nobel observers because Obama took  
>> office less
>> than two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline. Obama's name  
>> had been
>> mentioned in speculation before the award but many Nobel watchers  
>> believed
>> it was too early to award the president.
>> "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," the
>> committee said. "His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those  
>> who are
>> to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes  
>> that are
>> shared by the majority of the world's population."
>> The committee said it attached special importance to 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,"
>> the committee said.
>> Theodore Roosevelt won the award in 1906 and Woodrow Wilson won in  
>> 1919.
>> Former President Jimmy Carter won the award in 2002, while former  
>> Vice
>> President Al Gore shared the 2007 prize with the U.N. panel on  
>> climate
>> change.
>> The Nobel committee received a record 205 nominations for this  
>> year's prize.
>> 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.
>> ___
>> Associated Press Writer Ian MacDougall contributed to this report.
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