Sunday, November 1, 2009

WHY HE TOOK THE PRIZE

"Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free of nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama's initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is now confronting. Diplomacy and human rights are to be strengthened.
Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world's population.
For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the leading spokesman. The committee endorses Obama's appeal that "Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges."

1 comment:

Sean G (AKA - Papa Giorgio), M.A.T.S. said...

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"Why President Obama Was Awarded the Nobel Prize," by Dennis Prager

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/10/13/why_president_obama_was_awarded_the_nobel_prize_98688.html

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