Nobel Jury Speaks Out in Defense of Obama

Above: Members of the Norwegian committee that gave Barack
Obama the Nobel Peace Prize are strongly defending their choice
against a storm of criticism that the award was premature and a
potential liability for the U.S. president. Read more from AP.

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

The step-grandmother of the President of
the United States, Sarah Obama, reads
a local Kenyan paper Saturday for news
on the Nobel Peace Prize. (Azim/AP).

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3 Responses to “Nobel Jury Speaks Out in Defense of Obama”


  1. 1 Martha Tiku Oct 9th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Wow, what a pleasant surprise! I voted for Hillary Clinton in the primary and for Obama in the general election. And ever since I have watched this guy everyday working hard and making us all proud (weather you voted for him or not). Of course, as Obama himself said the peace prize is not a reflection of his accomplishment as President but rather a reflection of the promise of his presidency. It is also a signal that after 8 years of George Bush, America has once again returned to the heart of the world. The normal ethicate when someone wins an award, especially the highest award on earth, is to say congratulations. So Mr. President, congratulations for bringing another honor to your country and to your family! May god protect you from harm.

  2. 2 mengedegna Oct 10th, 2009 at 1:52 am

    Even though I have voted for Obama, I don’t think he deserved the award. It is too early in his presidency to see the achievements he will have accomplished by the end of his presidency term(s)and there on after in philanthropy (such as Carter). I also don’t think the prizes should be awarded on the merit of promising start of strive towards peace around the world but on tangible/quantifiable milestones. A lot of issues from campaign promises are still in political bog down. North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Guantanamo, healthcare.

  3. 3 Kitaw Negussie Oct 12th, 2009 at 5:20 am

    From the very beginning I imagined President Obama as a peace loving president. The award he won will possibly help him accomplish his peaceful objectives. Let God help him.

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