President Obama has been awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, and you know what? That is completely kick ass and TOTALLY deserved. I love how instantly all these people are like, “What did he do to deserve that?”
Really? That is the best you’ve got? Hmmm… Okay, remember this, Reg?
Oh, and by the way, if you are actually curious about the decision to award Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize (rather than just bitching for the sake of bitching), here is what the organization had to say about it:
In a press release, the Norwegian Nobel Committee stated that he was selected “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” In addition, his selection also has to do with his goals of nuclear non-proliferation and global nuclear disarmament.
It certainly underscores what I saw during the election, and following the Obama win throughout the international community; people see this as the first step in righting America’s image in the eyes of the world. Still, I long for the day when people begin to resist cynicism. Until then: