Posted by KristyT on October 09, 2009 at 15:41:27:
In Reply to: Re: Non-book news: Obama awarded Nobel prize posted by KL2 on October 09, 2009 at 15:14:30:
I think you're right. Seems like the whole world has become a battleground from television soap operas to the nightly news. Even programs that talk about the stock market bring together people from both sides. They call it "balanced" reporting, but it seems to me it just leads to confusion. Didn't we used to have reporters who tried to look at both sides of an issue "without bias?" I know that's sometimes difficult to do, but that was the goal and I think it worked better than the shrill arguments that go on these days. In giving Obama the Nobel prize, I think the Nobel committee was trying to suggest that we should support someone who's trying to bring some sanity back to the world. I'm not an Obama yaya girl, I just think there's been enough fighting, enough killing, and I wouldn't mind seeing some support for someone who's trying to do something about that. Some say if he truly wanted to stop war that he would get out of Iraq and Afghanistan, and I agree, but I think it's a lot easier to enter a war than it is to exit. Once the government and the infrastructure of a country has been destroyed, you've got to consider what's going to fill the vacuum when you're gone.
: I agree, we should all feel proud, but I bet the Republican party won't want us to feel proud. They will put it down. Just watch and see. We now live in a you-versus-me world of politics: anything good that happens to Obama is bad and should be dissed, even if it is good for America.
: : Just saw on the news that Obama has been awarded the Novel peace prize. Every American should be proud.
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