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President Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize and Afghanistan. by tucsonmike on 13 December 2009 11:45pm
 
What did you think of his speech? I agree with our being in Afghanistan, as long as the goal is to capture and/or kill bin Laden and stop attacks on us.

Do you agree with his getting the prize? I know, we discussed this over the summer, but now, he actually has it.

 
Re: President Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize and Afghanistan. by kazzzz on 13 December 2009 11:59pm
 
Well you know that it is very unlike me to comment on anything political, but my fave bit of the speech was when he talked about what he's got the missus for Christmas and also the part where he told that very funny story about the horse, the artichoke and the vaccuum cleaner.

I'm kidding...I think Obama is ace :)Top speech.
 
Re: President Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize and Afghanistan. by bIG bLOGGER on 14 December 2009 5:48pm
 
That story about the horse,the artichoke and the vacuum cleaner really cracked me up,I fell off my chair. He is a top-notch stand-up,so his Prize should have been for stand-up comedy,not for peace,because we all know that there ain't no peace.
 
Re: President Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize and Afghanistan. by mrsteabag on 14 December 2009 8:28pm
 
Fine, give him the prize, but let's see him earn it. I don't care if he has an exit strategy. Sending in more troops is contrary to what he ran on.
What business do we have being there and in Iraq? The problem is that if they do get Bin Laden and his henchmen, there's at least one ready to take his place and he might be even worse.
 
Re: President Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize and Afghanistan. by sighthound on 14 December 2009 11:04pm
 
Actually, Obama ran on completing the job that needs to be done in Afghanistan and getting out of Iraq as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, ending a war, especially one you inherited, is a whole lot harder than starting one.

If Bush hadn't wanted to outdo his Daddy by diverting our resources to Iraq where there was no reason to go to war except for the Bush/Cheney ego (and oil company profits) and concentrated instead on stopping the cancer that is the fundamentalist Muslim terrorist movement that threatens us all and which was headquartered in Afghanistan at the time, we could have had the job done by now and the world (not to mention the women enslaved by the Taliban) would be much, much safer. But since Bush's incredible stupidity ignored our real enemies, those enemies have spread out their influence and have gotten stronger and are starting to take control of a nation with nuclear weapons which may plunge the world into more horror than it has never seen before. I will hate Bush/Cheney until the day I die for that. Obama may have inherited a horrible mess from them that has no solution. Goddess, help us all!

Obama does deserve the prize for moving America away from the Muslim-hating rhetoric that has infected this nation and letting the world know that many Americans do not equate the Muslim religion with terrorism. Obama, at great political cost to himself, has shown the world that honest Muslims are every bit as honorable as honest Christians and Jews. If we are ever going to be able to stop the violence that comes from religious hysteria, we are going to have to get beyond these cultural myths that get enshrined into theology and are used to get people to kill each other. Obama has made a start on that.
 



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