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President Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

October 9, 2009

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President Barack Obama as of today was awarded with the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize for and I quote the Associated Press: his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.

The breaking news comes just 9 months into Obama’s presidency and the Press Secretary woke up Obama with the news who then said he was humbled.

This prestigious award was honored because the Nobel Peace Committee felt Obama gave people a hope for a better future. Nobel Peace Observers felt the award was given too soon.

Good Morning America news anchor Diane Swayer interviewed the Director of Nobel Institute.

Geir Lundestad, director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, told “Good Morning America” the decision was unanimous.

“President Obama has changed very dramatically international politics,” Lundestad told “GMA’s” Diane Sawyer today. “We feel he has emphasized multilateral diplomacy, he has addressed international institutions, dialogue negotiations. He has inspired the world with his vision of a world without nuclear arms. He has changed the U.S. policy dramatically. There’s a whole list.”

The award comes as the president deals with a vast array of international challenges, from deciding whether to send more troops to Afghanistan, to how to deal with nuclear-ambitious Iran and North Korea.[ABC NEWS]

With this honor, Obama became the third sitting U.S. president to win the award: President Theodore Roosevelt won in 1906 and President Woodrow Wilson was awarded the prize in 1919, reports the Huffington Post.

UPDATE:  Watch Obama’s acceptance speech

Congratulations to President Barack Obama!

photos: AP. daylife.

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