Thursday, December 10, 2009

1 2/3 of 52 - A just and lasting peace - Update 2

Barack and Michelle Obama on the balcony, celebrated by ten thousand Norwegians.

As Oslo is a rather safe town, the President could appear quite close to the public. Michelle was clearly touched by the sight.

Update: Tonight, ten thousand people are celebrating Nobel Peace Price Laureate and President Barack Obama in front of his hotel in the center of Oslo. He will be appearing on the balcony on the first floor in a few minutes.

"We lose ourselves when we compromise the very ideals that we fight to defend. And we honour those ideals by upholding them not just when it is easy, but when it is hard."

-- Barack Obama, Acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize Thursday, December 10th, 2009 Oslo, Norway.

Yes, he is a master of speeches. Politician incarnated. In this one, everyone gets recognition, both the military, NATO, UN and peace activists. And I guess that's the way to go if you really want to achieve something.

But that quote is so essential; if he can only make that one happen, he will have deserved this prize.

Congratulations Mr. President, and the best of luck!

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