Obama, the change, peace prize, bush

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I know they have quite a history of bestowing some individuals with Nobel peace prizes - Henry Kissinger is a prime example of those gentlemen. I still often wonder why they blessed Obama with the prize. At that time he didn't even have completed one year (hope I've it right) in the office and there was really no new dawn of peace. Some argued that they did so only to pressurize him so that he didn't continue Bush' policies. In a way 'pressurized' to follow peaceful path. I wish they would have pressurized Hitler and Pol Pot with the same kind of awards! I'm not criticizing American policies; I understand when you're a super power you have to do some nasty things - at least history tells us so. Of course, Obama knows how to sugar-coat his words and further cover them in his so famous humility. I see I don't even intend to criticize Obama. I'm simply arguing that Bush wasn't so bad after all, perhaps.

Your opinions, please.
 

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russ_watters
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This is pretty old news but you are right: his award was given for:
1. Hope
2. Influence

What it says about Bush is they were hoping he'd he different and trying to influence him to be different.
 

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