To Nobel or Not to Nobel

I get a kick out of people who say President Obama shouldn’t be getting the Nobel Peace Prize, as if he should have skippped the ceremony and told the Nobel committee to give it to the runner-up. He wasn’t about to do that, of course. And his words at the ceremony today were remarkable. He linked the Afghanistan surge to peace, he was humble and honored, and I am proud to have a President who is thought of that highly in the international community.

You can debate whether he “deserved” the prize, or whether it came too prematurely. But, consider this – the United States has a much better reputation in the world than just a few years ago, and our foreign policy is now less about cowboys and indians, and more about diplomacy, talking, and yes, peace. The worth of transformation is evident now and will be, even more profoundly, years from now.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s