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President Obama Addresses Nobel Peace Prize

"This award -- and the call to action that comes with it -- does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace."

President Barack Obama
White House Photo, Chuck Kennedy, 10/10/09

(WASHINGTON D.C.) - This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6:00 a.m., we received word that I'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.

To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize -- men and women who've inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.

But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it's also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.

That is why I've said that I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations and all peoples to confront the common challenges of the 21st century. These challenges won't all be met during my presidency, or even my lifetime. But I know these challenges can be met so long as it's recognized that they will not be met by one person or one nation alone.

This award -- and the call to action that comes with it -- does not belong simply to me or my administration; it belongs to all people around the world who have fought for justice and for peace. And most of all, it belongs to you, the men and women of America, who have dared to hope and have worked so hard to make our world a little better.

So today we humbly recommit to the important work that we've begun together. I'm grateful that you've stood with me thus far, and I'm honored to continue our vital work in the years to come.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

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Osotan October 12, 2009 7:24 am (Pacific time)

To start with his voting for an additional 124,000,000,000 dollars to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as soon as the democrat controlled congress re-convened some four years ago as I recall. The Patriot Act comes to mind and congressional approval and funding for same before that. It's still in effect as far as I know. The film out recently "The Obama Deception" has compiled it in a much more organized format. I don't buy into all of it but there are a lot of examples cited that don't get much or any press. If you'd take a look see what you think. Maybe I got it wrong. Initailly I was convinced he and Pelosi would be the democratic nominees for either position and often posted my hope that they would succeed on this newsline. After the majority shifted to them and the war situation continued I started looking behind the hollywood and found out about Kissinger etc., but lets start with those.

"Skipper" Osborne October 11, 2009 6:38 pm (Pacific time)

Osotan...I decided to prove you wrong in reference to your research, that President's Obamas voting record as a Senator does not reflect in his speeches. Well, in my research I saw "literally hundreds" of President Obama's votes when he was a Senator. Since you have done all this research, will you please break it down to what speeches you are talking about, and what votes did not match up to the speech/s? PROVE ME WRONG, I believe you are doing some serious generalization without any 'shown' statistical analysis or any analysis???

Osotan; October 10, 2009 7:40 pm (Pacific time)

in my early entheusiasm for Obama I did a little research. His voting record as a senator does not reflect his speeches,quite the opposite, and it appears he is a Kissinger protege,I'd appreciate being proved wrong.,but I think it's another set up to placate the people into a blind trust of the man while an expansion of the SOS goes on in the background and the puppets dance to their masters.Hate me,love me., but prove me wrong. The thought that we've all been fooled again is nearly unbearable.I don't think we are entering a time of peace with Gates and Rahm Emanuel running the show.

John Taurus October 10, 2009 9:29 am (Pacific time)

The Nobel peace prize is given out by Zionists, who also control Israel who also control America. The prize means nothing. Nada, Nill, except for the money that comes with it. America is Israeli occupied territory Google the James Trafficant interview with Greta Van Susteren if you really want to know what happened to America and why Uncle Sam is dead.

"Skipper" Osborne October 10, 2009 12:51 pm (Pacific time)

Wow, I too was surprised when I heard the news that President Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize. For what President Obama has accomplished in the world having a more favorable opinion of The United States of America; is reason enough. What peace President Obama is about to achieve (my faith in President Obama)through international dialogue with the heads of other countries is reason enough number two for me. CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT OBAMA!

Rachel Madowski October 10, 2009 8:53 am (Pacific time)

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Harley Rider October 10, 2009 8:32 am (Pacific time)

The Nobel Peace Prize never stopped Arafat from killing Jews. Obama should have gotten the Nobel for Economics because of his stimulating policies in my opinion. Sure unemployment is up as well as foreclosures and businesses going under, but he still has said amazing things and change is better than no change. So when he steps up the bombing attacks it will be for peace.

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