Via Washington Independent:
But I also know that this prize reflects the kind of world that those men and women, and all Americans, want to build — a world that gives life to the promise of our founding documents. And I know that throughout history, the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it’s also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes. And that is why I will accept this award as a call to action — a call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st century.What is most ironic, this is the only "substantive" achievement of Obama's first year in office, a prize whose value and integrity have been undermined by this award.
Of course Obama is going to accept the award, he is so self-centered and his hubris wouldn't allow him not to accept. Saying he will accept the award as a "call to action" is just like Obama, to take a stance that once again his "humility" should be a call to action to others reveals the Messiah complex that seems to drive him to such behavior.
There are a lot of Peace Prize Laureates who must be considering giving up their awards. Ten Years ago Doctors Without Borders won the Nobel Peace Prize. Now we have Al Gore and Barack Obama as winners. What a joke.