Michelle Obama Wins Nobel Prize Too!

From David Fitzsimmons of The Arizona Star, via The Moderate Voice

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  • http://angietheantitheist.blogspot.com Angie Jackson

    I think it’s humerous and intended to be an exaggeration. It is very early in Obama’s national and international career for him to receive this prize. At the same time, he has already done amazing work regarding nuclear de-armament. In another sense, I think his (campaign) comitment to ending the war in Iraq played into this – The Nobel committee wanted to let the world know what they thought of GW Bush, too. “We’re so glad you’re gone, the guy who disagrees with you gets a Nobel prize!”

    Probably less shallow than that, but I can see wanting to make a statement that Obama’s approach to diplomacy is more in keeping with peace than GW’s ever was.

  • Jim

    I agree with Fidel Castro’s statement about this award.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20091010/ts_nm/us_nobel_peace_obama_castro_1

    “saying on Saturday it was “a positive measure” that was more a criticism of past U.S. policies than a recognition of Obama’s accomplishments.”

    The world really really hated Bush / Cheney – and previous administrations.


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