President Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize but has he earned it? Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de La Frontera, says the President has yet to deliver on his campaign promise to pull troops out of Iraq. She told WRN, “that has been a huge disappointment for many people.”
The Milwaukee-based advocate says there is promise with the administration and admits it was a historic election. However, she adds with little progress in Middle East negotiations, Obama has done little to warrant such a high award.
Former Vice President Al Gore says President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize is a “well deserved” recognition of Obama’s foreign policy efforts. Gore made his comments in Madison at the convention of the Society of Environmental Journalists.
The Vice President to President Clinton also says the award also honors Obama’s efforts to bring the world together to tackle “climate crisis.” Gore shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
President Obama was only in office for 12 days before the Nobel nomination deadline last February. The Norwegian Nobel committee noted Obama’s vision of a world free of nuclear weapons and his stressing of multilateral diplomacy.