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Don’t get me wrong it is amazing that he is in power, he has achieved a lot, etc, but wasn’t it the people that put him there?
Isn’t it a little premature, as he hasn’t actually done anything yet. Troops are still in Afghanistan, Iraq, he hasn’t pushed through any of the health reforms, he hasn’t cut down the no. of nuclear weapons in the world, and kids are still getting killed in the streets of the U.S.
Obama could be the greatest leader the world has ever seen, but he could also be the worlds biggest failure if he doesn’t make any changes within his term.
At the moment he is a political beacon for hope, and a radical shift for the P.R. of the USA, that was put in power by the people of the U.S.
Does that really justify a Nobel Peace prize? Is it up there with the achievements of past winners such as Nelson Mandela, Kofi Anan, and Desmond Tutu? Not really.
All of these people and many more before them did instigate a change in Human conciousness, and in some cases put their life on the line for Peace.
If anything the prize should have gone to the people of the U.S. for collectively recognising, pursuing, and demanding the need for change.
Don’t get it twisted, Obama is just a Politician who has yet to prove himself like anyone else.
KRS1 offers his perspective….