President Barack Obama presented Nobel Peace Prize 2009 for extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy

Into just eight months into his Presidency, President Barack Obama was awarded the greatest honor that can be bestowed on a person - the Nobel Prize for Peace for "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

"Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future," said the Nobel committee.

While this may raise some eyebrows, there is no question President Obama has already started to initiate fundamental changes in American foreign policy, sometimes quietly, as in the case of Cuba, and always with humility, like in the case of Iran. Humility does not translate to weakness, and thank you President Obama for reminding us all of that.

Congratulations, Mr. President !

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