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President Obama Nobel Speech

The acceptance speech given by President Obama for his Nobel Peace prize on December 10, 2009.

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  • Sep 22, 2012
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The events of the past several days highlight what a farce awarding Obama a Nobel Peace Prize was. Lots of us thought so at the time and events have proven us right.   The man had done absolutely nothing to deserve it at that point and as far as I am concerned has been an extremely divisive figure throughout his Presidency.   
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September 24, 2012
Here are some of the accomplishments, as I understand them. The Prize could have been awarded for # 1. # 1 Nations rise to Obama's challenge at US nuke summit and agree to four years of non-proliferation efforts. # 2 Visited more countries and world leaders than any first year president. # 3 G-20 Summit produced a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis. # 4 Launched an international Add Value to Agriculture initiative (AVTA). # 5 Created a rapid response fund for emerging democracies. # 6 Bolstered the military's ability to speak different languages. # 7 Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 # 8 Signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities # 9 The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; instituted equal pay for women. http://obamaachievements.org/list
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"Whatever we plan to do tomorrow we should do today and whatever we plan to do today, we should do now."Kabir      I read an old book once called 'The Day that Lincoln Was Shot', can't remember the author but I never forgot one anecdote; that the national newspapers that day hurriedly pulled their nasty editorials and replaced with 'Great Man' copy.      I like most everyone I know, am not convinced about Afghanistan and 'our' role in there, and …
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President Obama accepted his 2009 Nobel Peace prize in person at the Oslo City Hall in Oslo, Norway on December 10, 2009. In a 36-minute speech, reportedly written by Obama and then edited by Jon Favreau and Ben Rhodes, he discussed the tensions between war and peace and the idea of a "just war". The address contained elements of the ideas of Reinhold Niebuhr, someone Obama once described as one of his favorite philosophers.

The speech was generally well received by American pundits on both ends of the political spectrum. Several noted similarities between Obama's message and the rhetoric of President George W. Bush. This was also mentioned by former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson, who called it a "very American speech" and wrote that "Obama was recognizing that the great commitments and themes of American foreign policy are durably bipartisan..." A number of prominent Republican politicians publicly praised the speech, including Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin. Conservative New York Times columnist Ross Douthat called it an oftentimes impressive speech that was "An extended defense of using realist means in the service of liberal internationalist ends". Columnist Andrew Sullivan distinguished between the Obama and Bush messages, stating that "Obama is far more conservative than his predecessor" in his views on human imperfection, reality, and war; he also linked the speech back to the tragic nature of Obama's line "the ...
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