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*[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/why-obama-should-not-have_b_317439.html Robert Reich. "Why Obama Should Not Have Received the Peace Prize -- Yet." Huffington Post. October 12, 2009] *[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-reich/why-obama-should-not-have_b_317439.html Robert Reich. "Why Obama Should Not Have Received the Peace Prize -- Yet." Huffington Post. October 12, 2009]
- +*[http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2009/10/09/cal-thomas-obama-nobel-peace-prize/ Cal Thomas. "Obama Should Have Won Toastmaster Award Not Nobel Prize." FOXNews.com. October 09, 2009]
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The Nobel Peace Prize is in the right hands of Barack Obama

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Background and Context of Debate:

Politics: It is politically justifiable?

Pro

  • It can help B. Obama in future negotiations. Given the great importance and fame of the Nobel Peace Prize, failed or failing (or "problematic") states (state leaders) can see this act of giving the NPP to Barack Obama as a warranty that the American president is willing to negotiate instead of ignoring/attacking the rough states. It can place in Obama's hands even greater power and thus help him in his future missions.




Con

  • Barack Obama has not accomplished enough to warrant peace prize. Robert Reich. "Why Obama Should Not Have Received the Peace Prize -- Yet." Huffington Post. October 12, 2009: "I'd rather Obama had won it after Congress agreed to substantial cuts in greenhouse gases comparable to what Europe is proposing, after he brought Palestinians and Israelis together to accept a two-state solution, after he got the United States out of Afghanistan and reduced the nuclear arm's threat between Pakistan and India, or after he was well on the way to eliminating the world's stockpile of nuclear weapons. Any one of these would have been worthy of global praise. Perhaps the Nobel committee can give him half the prize now and withhold the other half until he accomplishes one or more of these crucial missions."


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  • There are more deserving candidates than Barack Obama for Peace Prize. Cal Thomas. "Obama Should Have Won Toastmaster Award Not Nobel Prize." FOXNews.com. October 09, 2009: "Real peace is achieved when enemies of freedom are defeated. Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II have more legitimate claims to the prize than President Obama. Even Bill Clinton, who reaped the benefits of years of work to bring peace to Northern Ireland, as well as his commitment of troops to Bosnia to end sectarian strife, has a better claim to the prize than Obama."


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