Obama and the Peace Prize: Ouch!

Dear President Obama,

I am still a big supporter & thrilled that you are President. However, your Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech sounded like a more eloquent version of a speech George Bush could have given.

I know that you never made any illusions about your belief that some wars are necessary, but the Nobel Prize occasion should have been an opportunity to express a bigger vision of what’s possible in human relations. We CAN change the world, but it takes people in power, such as yourself, to help change the way nations solve problems.

I would like to see a departure from the business as usual foreign policies of the last generation. I am looking for a glimmer of hope that we can have the courage to put aside war, no matter how justified the cause. In the end, war itself is never a justifiable tool to achieve just means.

I am very disappointed and frustrated. So, while I continue to support you and wish you well, I have to say that my enthusiasm has been dampened.

This is your time in history, Mr. President. We are on the brink of a possible new and enlightened age in human relations. But without inspired leadership, we will topple back into the deep abyss of violence begetting more violence – a cycle of depravation, vengeance and revenge that threatens to crush the limitless potential of our species.

3 Responses to Obama and the Peace Prize: Ouch!

  1. cyndi says:

    well said, but it’s sad that you are right.


  2. Mathew says:

    I agree with you on this. Gandhi said it succinctly, “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”


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