For me, results always speak louder than words…
I am a results-oriented guy and will always be that way. Perhaps it is my business training and experience?
Obama has no real tangible results. Only a vision of the future that could potentially be bright.
Obama has failed at helping the Israeli-Palestine conflict, failed at reducing troop numbers in Afghanistan, and has failed at just about every peace making attempt he has pursued. And I am sure he didn’t make many friends vying for Chicago to be the location of the 2016 Olympics. Well except for his friends in Chicago. Doesn’t that seem a bit self serving to you?
After I heard that I couldn’t help to think how far away we are from JFK. When he said, “Don’t ask what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.”
And now he wins the Nobel Peace Prize among a host of other nominations. 203 to be exact. Which is a record number of nominations this year.
I would like to suggest to you a man more deserving of a prize for peace. A man who has dedicated his life to bettering humanity, not bettering his place in the political world. A man named Greg Mortenson.
Go ahead. Read the wikipedia article about him. He builds schools in Asia focusing on educating girls. In two Muslim countries where educating women is banned, Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has personally put himself in danger to help further his cause.
This article was the one that stood out to me in the list provided on Wikipedia…
“It Takes a School, Not Missiles”, NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF, New York Times – Op-Ed Column, July 12, 2008.
He talks mostly about how we will win and gain peace more by building schools in countries, not bombing them.
Kristof also talks about how Mortenson has done more to generate goodwill in those countries than just about any other outsider.
Kristof ends his article better then I could ever end this article. Of course, I am only one person with one opinion, but as I said before, I like to see results…
“So a lone Montanan staying at the cheapest guest houses has done more to advance U.S. interests in the region than the entire military and foreign policy apparatus of the Bush administration.”