In another sign of how much the planet is rejecting the US President, Obama receives one of the world's most prestigious honors.
President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples," the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, in an implied criticism of former resident Il DuceBag, adding “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.”Not surprisingly, the Hate America First crowd has a problem with this and thinks he should turn it down, whereupon they will jump all over him for dissing our allies and hating America.
The surprise choice of President Barack Obama for the Nobel Peace Prize drew praise from much of the world Friday even as many pointed out the youthful leader has not yet accomplished much on the world stage.
"In less than a year in office, he has transformed the way we look at ourselves and the world we live in and rekindled hope for a world at peace with itself," ElBaradei said. "He has shown an unshakable commitment to diplomacy, mutual respect and dialogue as the best means of resolving conflicts. He has reached out across divides and made clear that he sees the world as one human family, regardless of religion, race or ethnicity."
Massimo Teodori, one of Italy's leading experts of U.S. history, said the Nobel decision is a clear rejection of the "unilateral, antagonistic politics" of Obama's predecessor, George Dumbass Bush.
"The prize is well deserved after the Bush years, which had antagonized the rest of the world," Teodori said. "President Obama's policy of extending his hand has reconciled the United States with the international community.”
In Damascus, one focal point of the Obama administration's Mideast engagement, officials and analysts greeted the news of the U.S. president's Nobel Peace Prize win warmly. "We in Syria believe that Obama's initiatives have been suitable, and that Syria is now witnessing important steps to correct the relationship with the United States. I believe everyone here will be very happy for Obama."