Editor's Note: American Morning's Friday audience responded to breaking news of President Obama’s win for the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The majority offered praise for the president’s efforts for “consistently trying to open the doors of communication and peace between the nations of our global community.” Those questioning the Nobel Committee’s choice considered the win “an affront to President Bush plain and simple,” and asked “just what did he actually do?”
- Linda: Congratulations to President Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize. He has been consistently trying to open the doors of communication and peace between the nations of our global community. He has demonstrated the peaceful means we hope to open honest, peaceful resolution to that community. He has brought Hope to world leaders, respect for American principles, and is very deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize. Shame on the cynics...Hurray for our President and the honor he has brought back to the United States in the global community.
- Dr. Sam: Most deserving! Peace is the ever present challenge; without it, nothing else matters. While holding up the offensive arm as a superpower leader, Obama has also freely extended the opportunity for peace for all peoples throughout the world. Republican will say no to everything, including this one. I am most disappointed about Ed Rollin's comments.
- Ronald: Barack Obama wins Nobel Prize for Peace. Why? Because the world itself envisions the US President far more than the run of the mill media giants. Because, the world knows if any person is capable of bringing peace between Israel and Palestine, it will be Barack Obama. What the media channels should project is the dream for peace is closer than the knuckleheads of the past. To question the abilities for peace to become materialized is to question yourself whether you are a winner or a loser. Mr. Obama is a winner and the world knows it. He may have been in office merely 9 months, but just wait how the pages of history shall become written by those achievements he shall perform. Lastly, the world is abundant of politicians, but how many of them are truly statesmen? Now, you understand why!
- Rose: YAY! President Obama! He totally deserves this. He has made major strides for this country and for different races in America. We have hope that if you are a person of color you can have the same opportunity as a white person and we love the fact he is reaching out to other cultures and countries. We acknowledge that he is the one who ended the long war in Iraq. He acknowledges that America has not always been right, unlike in the past, we were sometimes starting fights and conflicts just because we are the USA and we can.
- Ken: I am delighted that President Obama has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. If nothing else, it is recognition of his defeating the Republican War Criminals!
- Alex: The Peace Prize? THIS WAS NOT GIVEN TO PRESIDENT OBAMA FOR HIS BODY OF WORK!!! THIS IS AN AFFRONT TO PRESIDENT BUSH PLAIN AND SIMPLE!!! THIS AWARD WAS GIVEN TO TRY AND EMBARASS GEORGE BUSH!!! I don’t know why but this just doesn’t seem right! It seems offensive. THIS IS NOT RIGHT!
- Greg: The world now knows just how big a joke the Nobel booby prize is! Why are your reporters not reporting he was nominated just two weeks after being sworn in. Just what did he actually do!
- James: This award is no doubt a surprise to the international community, let alone citizens of the United States. As of yesterday, many believed Barack Obama's policies were creating a first term worthy of the Peace Prize. Now, both supporters and detractors of the President cannot help but wonder why he was awarded so early. Unfortunately, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has rewarded a peaceful-minded leader who strives for disarmament, via a timeframe that leaves much to be desired, and leaves even more room for criticism.
How do you feel about the president’s win of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize?