Originally posted by questioningall
I don't get it.
Why in the Heck would he receive that prize?
, thank you for your input. And you are right, this prize has little to do with the internal affairs of US. The prize is about this
planet called EARTH, not USA.
Personally I am both happy and very proud that my country has awarded Obama the Nobel Peace Prize. Obama has given the world a hope for change to the
better. I think the prize is well deserved.
I don't think you will find any politicians or officials in Norway who would say this in in public, but there is no doubt in my mind that this award
also is a kick in the but and a message to president Bush. Do Americans have any idea how SCARY Bush was to the rest of the world? Do you have any
idea what a RELIEF it was when you guys finally managed to elect someone with a brain?
Bush was VERY much disliked, at least by people here in Scandinavia. People had NO respect for him AT ALL. He came across as this shallow, clumsy and
not very bright man, completely controlled and manipulated by some really creepy, evil charachters around him. It was like ANYTHING could happen with
this man in the White House. Anything bad. And bad things sure did happen...
Like a war in Iraq. What was the reason for that war again..? Oh, someone didn't care too much about the truth, did they? And how many young American
men and women have lost their lives in that war again..? How many men, children and women all together? Oh, and that American economy thing, THAT sure
didn't go to well, did it..?
Bush and his administration brought fear, stupidity and mistrust to the world. Fear, stupidity and mistrust opens up for hate and war.
Obama brought hope to the world. Hope opens up for collaboration, understanding and PEACE. THAT is the reason he was given the Nobel Peace Prize.
Congratulations, president Obama. As a Norwegian citizen and tax payer this prize is from me too. I am proud to give it to you, and welcome to
(Oh, and to spare some of you a good, long rant: Yes, I am a leftie and proud of that too.
But feel free to flame me anyway. It's not like it is
going to make me change my political standpoints.)
[edit on 9/10/09 by ziggystar60]