When I saw the web message that Obama got the Peace prize, I was pleased. To me, It was awarded because of what he stands for, not what he has done. He has visited African countries, giving them hope in their own leadership. He has extended the 'olive branch' to Iran. His mantra of reconciliation, and inclusiveness for all Americans, is in marked contrast to that of his predecessor. (On TV, I had watched G.W.Bush gloat: "People say I should reach out to other Americans. What the hell for?")
To me, it is Obama's inclusiveness which has begun to warm relations with the rest of the world. And, is this not a good thing?
Hopefully, he will build on this approval, and roll it into something greater.
What do you think?