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Originally posted by Southern Guardian
Originally posted by kosmicjack
Dang two legit threads.
Anyway, here's my take - The world has truly "jumped the shark".
I do agree with you there kosmic, they diid rush into this. Yes Bush was voted out, america is trying to find the right path again from years of a misguided one.... but this is premature of an award. But he won the award, kudos... too soon in my opinion, but congrats nevertheless.
Originally posted by White_Widow
Who else was on that list? Ahaminejad, Kim Jong, Chavez, Osama ?
Mr Obama - woken up with the news early on Friday - said in an address at the White House that he was "surprised and deeply humbled" by the award.
Originally posted by Spectre0o0
all i know is that if southern guardian likes it,it has to be wrong.
in all the postings he has made,his unsubstantiated opinions are a reflection of the uneducated southerner. you sir,,you are the one giving the rest of us a bad name. you know the the kind they joke about. forget the ststue of liberty,your avatar ought to be a set of those hillbillie teeth they sell on the internet.
ya know,even your back door buddies on msnbc,
Originally posted by ZenOnKwalsky
the very first Nobel prize winner who can start WWIII
besides its quite racist decision
[edit on 9-10-2009 by ZenOnKwalsky]
Originally posted by redhatty
How ironic that the leader of the country that is waging 2 wars, has no intention of ending either of them, has fallen short on his promise to close Guantanamo Bay wins the Nobel Peace Prize.
Originally posted by calstorm
Maybe if he had actually pulled the troops out of Iraq like he said he would instead of fueling it even more, Sorry IMHO he does not qualify. This is an insult to all who have won it before him. Degrading the Nobel peace prize its self.
[edit on 9-10-2009 by calstorm]
But as he moves closer to the White House, President-elect Obama is making clearer than ever that tens of thousands of American troops will be left behind in Iraq, even if he can make good on his campaign promise to pull all combat forces out within 16 months.
“I said that I would remove our combat troops from Iraq in 16 months, with the understanding that it might be necessary — likely to be necessary — to maintain a residual force to provide potential training, logistical support, to protect our civilians in Iraq,” Mr. Obama said this week as he introduced his national security team.
Publicly at least, Mr. Obama has not set a firm number for that “residual force,” a phrase certain to become central to the debate on the way ahead in Iraq, though one of his national security advisers, Richard Danzig, said during the campaign that it could amount to 30,000 to 55,000 troops. Nor has Mr. Obama laid out any timetable beyond 16 months for troop drawdowns, or suggested when he believes a time might come for a declaration that the war is over.