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Friday, October 9, 2009

What Has Obama Accomplished?

While John Miller at National Review claims that Obama has accomplished nothing that would validate his Nobel Peace Prize win, and Erick Erickson from tweeted that this was nothing more than affirmative action win, one has to wonder if these men have been asleep at the wheel for the last 9 months.

Obama has taken an agressive stance on Iraq, on cleaning up America's image that the previous administration tarnished virtually every chance it could, as well as opening up diplomacy again rather than the "shoot first ask questions later" mentality that George W. Bush was quite fond of doing. He's agressively pushed for other cultures, other religions to open up to one another. He's strived to show that not all Muslims are terrorists, and that America is still a melting pot that is accepting of everyone.

His administration has shown that hostages can be freed from communist countries without military action. His administration is striving for a nuclear warhead free world. His administration has united peoples of all colors within America. But there is still work to be done.

Certainly, the Nobel Prize is nothing more than a symbol of status in certain areas and to some people. The Peace Prize can't be placed on the same level as that of Physics or Literature. The Peace Prize is recognition for attempts at changing not only your specific country, but the world.

Think about when Obama gave his speech in Berlin. Do you remember how many people from around Europe were there, most of them waving American flags. I'll say that again - AMERICAN FLAGS.

And while it would be far too easy to snipe at Erickson for devolving into nothing more than rank racism, it does say something of not just him but his ideological compatriots that this is the first route that they take when a "non-white" wins a prestigious award.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

it has given me so much pleasure watching the right lose their minds over this...and in their heads they might think they can sway the world into thinking obama is hitler, but the world doesn't listen to glenn beck or take michelle malkin very seriously...

i am thrilled that obama has made such an impression on the rest of the globe! that he has changed the image of the US in some folks' eyes so quickly after the bush administration took our "american exceptionalism" to a dangerous level...

and drudge and the "americans for prosperity" crowd must be hating that they didn't have that much time to gloat over the loss of the olympic bid...i love it!

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