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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I would like to know how Hussen Obama even got the award since he was nominated on 1 February 2009 and took office 20 January 2009.......What did he do in that 10 days that got him the prize.........Oh wait the Nobel Prize committee gave Al Gore a Nobel prize..........Enough said..........
    you do realize that he didn't get the prize just for those ten days, right?

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    you do realize that he didn't get the prize just for those ten days, right?
    I think Obama will be a great president and he probably will earn the prize by the end of his first (or second) term, but I have to agree that this prize was just a little too early. I think the people in Oslo were trying to make themselves more popular in their own country by giving it to him so soon. Or trying to ingratiate themselves with Obama, I don't know.

    But I won't try to justify their decision, it was silly.

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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    I just noticed that I made a mistake in the title of this thread. The word acception should have been acceptance.

    I can't believe Im saying this but I liked much of this speech by President Obama, it made sense to me as a conservative. It made me feel proud to be an American. I hope he is being sincere.

    As a veteran I especially liked this part of the speech.



    I would be intrested to hear what the liberal members of our forum think of this speech.
    Even RUSH LIMBAUGH basically praised that part of his speech, but said it was a designed to help Democrats coming into an elections year. He did not care for the latter part of his speech.
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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel View Post
    But I won't try to justify their decision, it was silly.
    obama agrees with you

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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    you do realize that he didn't get the prize just for those ten days, right?

    Why did he get this?


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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Why did he get this?


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    i'm not so sure the prize was deserved, but wth? he certainly has made a great effort to reach out to other nations and is clearly on a mssion to promote peace. the prize is not based solely on accomplishments, but rather on the process. now, you can argue he didn't deserve it, but the silly 10 day argument was just that, silly. he wasn't awarded the prize based on his presidency.


    The Nobel Peace Prize is an award presented to either an individual or an organization in accordance with Alfred Nobelís living will. Alfred Nobel, creator of the five Nobel Prizes, was a Swedish inventor and industrialist. He disposed the Nobel Peace Prize in his will to be awarded to ďthe person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." The Nobel Peace Prize differs from the Nobel Prizes in literature, physics, chemistry, and medicine or physiology in that it may be presented not only to individuals, but also to organizations that are actively engaged in a process or effort that intends to promote world peace. The prize can be awarded for current efforts, rather than for having accomplished a goal or resolved an issue.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm not so sure the prize was deserved, but wth? he certainly has made a great effort to reach out to other nations and is clearly on a mssion to promote peace. the prize is not based solely on accomplishments, but rather on the process. now, you can argue he didn't deserve it, but the silly 10 day argument was just that, silly. he wasn't awarded the prize based on his presidency.


    The Nobel Peace Prize is an award presented to either an individual or an organization in accordance with Alfred Nobelís living will. Alfred Nobel, creator of the five Nobel Prizes, was a Swedish inventor and industrialist. He disposed the Nobel Peace Prize in his will to be awarded to ďthe person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." The Nobel Peace Prize differs from the Nobel Prizes in literature, physics, chemistry, and medicine or physiology in that it may be presented not only to individuals, but also to organizations that are actively engaged in a process or effort that intends to promote world peace. The prize can be awarded for current efforts, rather than for having accomplished a goal or resolved an issue.

    I don't think you need to justify the decision by the Nobel prize committee. And it's not Obama's fault that a few Norwegians decided to give him the prize a little prematurely. It would have been a terrible insult if he had turned it down, so he had to accept it. And it's a tribute to America as much as to Obama. He can now work to earn it over the next three (or seven ) years.

    In my opinion he gave a good speech and if his policies are successful then in a few years this debate about whether or not he deserved it will be irrelevant.

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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    SgtRock's commentary on the President's speech is not "breaking news".

    Where are the mods in this forum??

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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel View Post
    I don't think you need to justify the decision by the Nobel prize committee.
    Doesn't the NPrize Comm need to justify? I mean, the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize just gave a speech on how war is necessary!

    In my opinion he gave a good speech and if his policies are successful then in a few years this debate about whether or not he deserved it will be irrelevant.
    I think he gave a wonderful speech, but speeches are irrelevant, you are correct. But when you say policies are successful, what policies? It's just been announced a Predator strike has killed another top al-Qaeda official in Pakistan. So essentially, while Obama was accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, he was ordering strikes into Pakistan killing al-Qaeda and civilian alike.

    Just to get the words all in order...the weapon used here was called a Predator drone...firing hellfire missiles....in other words, we have here the Nobel Peace Prize winner...firing a drone....and then remotely having it torch off a hellfire missile(great name).

    Some Peace Prize winner.
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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm not so sure the prize was deserved, but wth? he certainly has made a great effort to reach out to other nations and is clearly on a mssion to promote peace. the prize is not based solely on accomplishments, but rather on the process. now, you can argue he didn't deserve it, but the silly 10 day argument was just that, silly. he wasn't awarded the prize based on his presidency.


    The Nobel Peace Prize is an award presented to either an individual or an organization in accordance with Alfred Nobelís living will. Alfred Nobel, creator of the five Nobel Prizes, was a Swedish inventor and industrialist. He disposed the Nobel Peace Prize in his will to be awarded to ďthe person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." The Nobel Peace Prize differs from the Nobel Prizes in literature, physics, chemistry, and medicine or physiology in that it may be presented not only to individuals, but also to organizations that are actively engaged in a process or effort that intends to promote world peace. The prize can be awarded for current efforts, rather than for having accomplished a goal or resolved an issue.


    Ok, in the part you bolded, could you give examples of what Obama has done to fit into this category?


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