Friday, October 09, 2009

Oct9: Obama receives Nobel Peace Prize


picture source: der Spiegel 2008

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize

"His very first phone call was to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian leader, and his speech in Cairo sought to cast America as an even-handed peacemaker in the Holy Land. Soon afterwards, Mr Obama also pledged to negotiate a new treaty on nuclear disarmament with Russia...

...The judges appear to be betting that he can defy the odds and resolve them all in the next few years . Anyone who has followed events in the Middle East might not be entirely convinced by their optimism"


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