Sunday, October 18, 2009

Riding Obama's Peace Prize on a Rail

By Michael Winship
October 17, 2009

Despite the graciousness of his speech at the White House, President Obama's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize did have an air slightly reminiscent of Lincoln's story about the man who was tarred, feathered and ridden out of town on a rail -- if it wasn't for the honor of the thing he'd just as soon walk.

Read on.


Catspaw said...

My sense is that the Peace Prize was really encouragement, not for things achieved. Secondly, it was for the American people and their decision to dump the kind of policies that have absolutely wrecked the country morally, socially and politically. More on my blog, btw.:

sanda said...

A friend just sent me Howard Zinn's article in the Guardian from last Sat. His last lines are strong:
the committee should close and give the money ....

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