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    Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself

    There was an extraordinary scene at the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Friday morning. The prize went to imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, who was barred by the Chinese government from attending the ceremony. It was the first time since 1935 -- when the prize went to a winner imprisoned in one of Adolf Hitler's concentration camps -- that the Peace Prize winner or his repesentative did not appear personally to accept the award.* Liu's absence was symbolized by an empty chair on stage.

    So on this notable occasion, the White House released a statement from President Obama on the awarding of the prize to Liu in absentia. And this is how Obama's statement began:

    One year ago, I was humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize -- an award that speaks to our highest aspirations, and that has been claimed by giants of history and courageous advocates who have sacrificed for freedom and justice.

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself | Washington Examiner


    /facepalm



    You would think that this man wouldn't be so arrogant, (yes arrogant) about his pre-emptive peace prize when faced with someone imprisoned for thier work......
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    /facepalm



    You would think that this man wouldn't be so arrogant, (yes arrogant) about his pre-emptive peace prize when faced with someone imprisoned for thier work......
    much ado about nothing rev.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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


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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    much ado about nothing rev.

    Then feel free NOT to post then....


    True, it's not an issue at all, it's more of an insight into the man running my country. Hardly as serious as something like Palin getting a reality show.
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    much ado about nothing rev.
    Come on, you have to admit it's at least a little arrogant to start off a statement which is supposed to be congratulating someone else, by talking about yourself.

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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Then feel free NOT to post then....


    True, it's not an issue at all, it's more of an insight into the man running my country. Hardly as serious as something like Palin getting a reality show.
    most people use their personal experiences in speeches or even in everyday conversation. if this what you use to form your opinion of obama, i would love for you to tell me how you feel all other politicians who do exactly the same thing.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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


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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    most people use their personal experiences in speeches or even in everyday conversation. if this what you use to form your opinion of obama, i would love for you to tell me how you feel all other politicians who do exactly the same thing.
    The same way, actually.... If you start a speech or statement meant to honor someone else by talking about yourself, it's arrogant. It's fine to include the anecdote in there at some point as reference... but to begin with it smacks of arrogance.

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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Come on, you have to admit it's at least a little arrogant to start off a statement which is supposed to be congratulating someone else, by talking about yourself.
    a little arrogant? yes, but again, this article is the work of someone with too much time on their hands.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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


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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    a little arrogant? yes, but again, this article is the work of someone with too much time on their hands.
    as most articles today are

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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    a little arrogant? yes, but again, this article is the work of someone with too much time on their hands.


    I know he should be writing about how many times Palin farts in a day.
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    Re: Obama honors Nobel winner with statement about himself Read more at the Washingt

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Come on, you have to admit it's at least a little arrogant to start off a statement which is supposed to be congratulating someone else, by talking about yourself.
    wrong again
    let's look at the very next line of his speech:
    Mr. Liu Xiaobo is far more deserving of this award than I was.
    to me, that is self depricating, rather than boastfulness

    here is the text from whitehouse.gov:
    One year ago, I was humbled to receive the Nobel Peace Prize – an award that speaks to our highest aspirations, and that has been claimed by giants of history and courageous advocates who have sacrificed for freedom and justice. Mr. Liu Xiaobo is far more deserving of this award than I was.
    [emphasis added by bubba]
    All of us have a responsibility to build a just peace that recognizes the inherent rights and dignity of human beings – a truth upheld within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In our own lives, our own countries, and in the world, the pursuit of a just peace remains incomplete, even as we strive for progress. This past year saw the release of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, even as the Burmese people continue to be denied the democracy that they deserve. Nobel Laureate Jose Ramos Horta has continued his tireless work to build a free and prosperous East Timor, having made the transition from dissident to President. And this past year saw the retirement of Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu, whose own career demonstrates the universal power of freedom and justice to overcome extraordinary obstacles.

    The rights of human beings are universal – they do not belong to one nation, region or faith. America respects the unique culture and traditions of different countries. We respect China’s extraordinary accomplishment in lifting millions out of poverty, and believe that human rights include the dignity that comes with freedom from want. But Mr. Liu reminds us that human dignity also depends upon the advance of democracy, open society, and the rule of law. The values he espouses are universal, his struggle is peaceful, and he should be released as soon as possible. I regret that Mr. Liu and his wife were denied the opportunity to attend the ceremony that Michelle and I attended last year. Today, on what is also International Human Rights Day, we should redouble our efforts to advance universal values for all human beings.
    c'mon rev, this thread misrepresentation is weak, even for you
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
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