Friday, October 9, 2009

Congrats Mr. Obama.... US President wins Nobel Peace Prize

I logged in this morning to check the news and was pleasantly surprised to see the headline In a surprise, Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize. “The Norwegian Nobel Committee said, citing his outreach to the Muslim world and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation.” I thought I’d draft a quick blog to Mr. Obama about whom I have blogged a couple of times recently. (Olympics, Disrespect to President, Biography)

Mr. Obama,
Congratulations on being awarded 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, perhaps the highest honor for global leaders. You have been facing a few tough sells:
  • War in Iraq, Afghanistan. Legacy of your predecessor
  • Healthcare Reform. Most Americans realize it is needed. . . just that the legislators need the right nudge to make it happen.
  • Economy . . Don’t need to describe this one.

The most recent debacle, flying all the way to IOC to root for your hometown, Chicago, only to be shown the thumbs down must have been a letdown.
Being conferred this global honor should re-ignite the spirit of "Yes, we can" . . . . at least when it comes to a few big ticket items: Healthcare reform for one?!

Global Citizen,


  1. Happy to see your congralutory message after flipping through lot of criticisms at the choice of awardee this time around... :)

  2. Indeed Issam
    I guess it is not just a few western leaders who have voiced optimism about the choice of awardee, Mr. Obama.