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Letters to the Editor

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October 19, 2009

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To the editor:

We do not know at this time how the Nobel Peace Prize to Mr. Obama will turn out. While I do not support his view of foreign policy, my differences are based on factors he probably disagrees with. I hope that he will able to impact the situation in Central and Southwest Asia in a positive manner.

I would note that current perceptions do not last. Woodrow Wilson received the Peace Prize in 1919 for his negotiation of the Versailles Treaty, which was to guarantee a lasting peace through punishment of Germany and organization of the League of Nations. Certain flaws in the treaty such as the punitive actions against Germany and the sanctioned occupation of China by Japan set the stage for an even greater conflict.

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Brent Garner 4 years, 9 months ago

If Dear Leader had any sense of decency he would have declined the honor. That action would have raised his standing in the eyes of most Americans and many abroad. As it is, he looks like a mere attention seeking spoiled brat!

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Stu Clark 4 years, 9 months ago

BKG,

I suspect that turning down the peace prize would have generated even more attention than the perfectly appropriate response he did give. There are a bunch of zealots who are determined to criticize Obama no matter what course he takes.

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Brent Garner 4 years, 9 months ago

CAclarks: If the only ones criticizing Dear Leader where his opponents your argument would hold, however, even leftwingers around the world as well as here in the US admit that it was a questionable if not inappropriate thing to do. The classy thing to have done was to decline the honor he did not deserve. He didn't. Therefore, he has no class and is nothing more than a typical self-serving, egotistical politician pursuing ideas that have been shown to fail every time they have been tried!

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