Thursday, December 10, 2009

President Obama Accepts Nobel Peace Prize

On December 10, President Barak Obama joined Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson as the only sitting United States presidents to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize while in office. The announcement of the award, given for "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples” has been widely criticized as code for not being George W. Bush. President Obama acknowledged these criticisms in his acceptance speech, as well as the irony that he is the Commander in Chief of a nation with two ongoing wars being awarded a prize for peace. Read the full text of his acceptance speech here.

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