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Letters to the Editor

Important shift

October 17, 2009

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To the editor:

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama has caused some of his supporters to wonder about — and his implacable opponents to deny — his deserving it. Even the president himself admitted to being surprised and humbled by the news.

Overlooking the cant of those who reject all his actions on purely partisan grounds, we should perhaps view what he has done with a different eye, an eye not just for the flash and sweep of concrete actions: the invasions and forced compliances of the previous administration, but for the subtleties of mood and intent integral to diplomacy. To have returned this most dangerous country to the search for diplomatic solutions to pressing world problems after its long neglect merits more than a symbolic award.

Those who can’t appreciate the president’s profound and momentous shift in American foreign policy need to be reminded that not every good movie has a car chase.

Comments

cato_the_elder 4 years, 10 months ago

Anyone who could come up with a letter like this after the complete clock-cleaning that's been handed to Obama by the Russians on Iranian sanctions - after Obama unilaterally, and quite naively, sold out Eastern Europe by giving up our proposed missile defense shield in Poland while receiving absolutely nothing in return - needs to abandon his day job and go into standup comedy.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 4 years, 10 months ago

"sold out Eastern Europe by giving up our proposed missile defense shield in Poland"

I have it on good authority that he has offered them an unlimited supply of fairy dust, instead-- but that will be just as effective as the missile defense would have been.

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scott3460 4 years, 10 months ago

But dumb people really like car chases.

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Richard Heckler 4 years, 10 months ago

Obama inherited a lot of very large problems because the previous administration destroyed the economy. This of course is not the first repub home loan scandal that screwed up the economy... there seems to be a pattern.

  1. The Reagan/ Bush Home Loan Scandal = lost jobs,lost retirement and lost medical insurance not to mention loss of homes! And a Wreckanomic economy. http://rationalrevolution0.tripod.com/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

  2. The Bush/Cheney Home Loan Scandal = lost jobs,lost retirement and lost medical insurance not to mention loss of homes! And a Wreckanomic economy. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

  3. What did Bush and Henry Paulson do with the bail out money? FRAUD! http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10/good_billions_after_bad_one_year

  4. Why did the RINO’s Lie About Social Security? DECEPTION AS FIRST STAGE OF SOCIAL SECURITY THEFT http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2005/0505orr.html

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Flap Doodle 4 years, 10 months ago

The O'dude is still voting "present".

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cato_the_elder 4 years, 10 months ago

Bozo: Barack Obama and "an unlimited supply of fairy dust?" For the first time, you're spot-on correct on something. Keep up the good work.

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