Obama Wins Nobel Prize for Diplomacy

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

From the LATimes:

President Obama, who has pledged to place diplomacy ahead of confrontation and reached out to a skeptical world with offers of mutual understanding, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today for what the committee called “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

Obama is only the third sitting U.S. president to win the Nobel Peace Prize — President Theodore Roosevelt won the award in 1906, President Woodrow Wilson in 1919.

In awarding the prize today, the Nobel committee hailed the president’s creation of “a new climate in international politics.” Read the rest of the LATimes Story here.

Republicans are already foaming at the mouth over this.

PoliticalTicker: “RNC slams Obama award ” – http://bit.ly/5K3qV

PoliticalTicker: “Rollins: Nobel committee cheapens award ” – http://bit.ly/1GOXoP

Go figure. first they bash his try at the Olympic Games in 2016, and now this.

  2 comments for “Obama Wins Nobel Prize for Diplomacy

  1. RHackett
    October 9, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I’m loving watching the vitriol from the America hating right wing nutjobs doing their best imitations of victims from the 1970’s horror classic Scanners.

  2. Jim Benson
    October 9, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    What a performance by the Republicans, in agreement with the Talaban, Hamas and other radicals. Show just how far to the radical right the the republicans have gone.

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