Obama receives Nobel Prize

October 9, 2009 at 10:17 am (News, Politics) ()

U.S. President Barack Obama has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He’s been in office for less than a year, and hardly has the accomplishments worthy of such an honour.

So why did he get the prize? Essentially, it’s because of his ideas and intentions, not because of actions.

While it’s true he has reached out to a lot of nations previously shunned or asked to conform, and has taken a strong stance on numerous issues like nuclear disarmament, he has still not been a world leader long enough to make a lasting and obvious impact. Why not wait until a couple of years into his term, evaluate his actual accomplishments and analyze what his presidential legacy could be … then give him the award if deserved.

At this point, I don’t think Obama as a Nobel laureate compares with honouring Nelson Mandela or the Red Cross.

Do you think he deserves the prize? Why or why not?

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3 Comments

  1. Jeeves said,

    Cheryl I whole heartedly agree with you. He has yet to prove himself to be worthy of such a honour. The Noble Peace Prize is meant for someone(or group) who has already accomplished a lot in trying to make everyone the world at peace with one another. Obama has the potential to do keep doing great things and like you said ” Why not wait until a couple of years into his term, evaluate his actual accomplishments and analyze what his presidential legacy could be”.

    PS. How are things down there?

  2. Cheryl said,

    Jeeves! Thanks for the comment. Things are rocking pretty hard down here, I am loving life! How is college going for you? Still playing at NTC? Great family pics on Facebook – man, do you guys all look alike. :)

  3. Kristine Gravelle-Rystenbil said,

    I agree with you Cheryl. Your comments echo exactly what I thought when I heard this announced on the news.

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