Friday, October 9, 2009

President Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize for 2009

How's that for an amazing development? The teevee pundits are all exclaiming surprise and befuddlement (their normal state, I think!), but in my opinion, Barack Obama has already achieved something remarkable, historic and courageous, just by running for and winning the Presidency. The Nobel Peace Prize, according to its creator, Alfred Nobel, is awarded "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." Does not Obama's achievement as the first Black president fall under that criteria? I think it does. The entire world now sees us as a moral authority once again, we're respected internationally, and therefore our policies have influence.

Anyway, here are some commemorative President Obama Nobel Peace Prize Winner t-shirts!

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