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4007190In what some would consider an appropriate headline for The Onion, this morning the Nobel Committee awarded the Peace Prize to President Barack Obama.  Journalists in the hall were stunned upon the announcement.  I know this might come across as an anti-Obama opinion, but I don’t feel anything negative towards Obama for the award.  I’m more shocked at how a once illustrious award has been muddied in the politics of today’s world. Obama is third Democrat given the peace prize since 2002 – Carter in ’02 and Gore in ’07 being the others.  An award given to such luminaries as Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, and Nelson Mandela for a lifetime of work, was given to President Obama for 9 months of hedging his bet and giving  speeches of vast rhetoric and promise without much action to date. (more…)

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