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Obama: Peace Prize is 'Affirmation of American Leadership'

US President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel peace prize, but stated that "I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments, but rather as an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations."



This speech has made clear that Obama sees himself as re-establishing American soft power. What should he do with the 10 million Swedish Kronor?

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Pat Patterson on :

With apologies to Sally Field who actually did something to earn her award, "...and I can't deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!" Really!

Pamela on :

Europe likes anyone who isn't George Bush.

Kevin Sampson on :

'I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments' That's good, I guess he's not completely out of touch with reality. Yet.

Zyme on :

What happened to Obama's biggest fan? Wasn't his name David or something?

Nanne Zwagerman on :

David is still blogging on [url=http://dialoginternational.typepad.com/dialog_international/]Dialog International[/url], where his last entry was on Thursday, on the Nobel prize... for literature (which went to a German). It'd be interesting to hear him on the Nobel peace prize.

Pamela on :

I thought she was a Romanian who immigrated to Germany? Anyway, the best line I heard all day yesterday about this was "You could hang dry wall with the nails the Clintons are spitting". *snicker*

Zyme on :

She grew up in Romania, but belonged to the German minority there and returned home in the late 1980s.

Pamela on :

Ah, thanks for the clarification, Zyme.

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