Obama's Nobel: Bane or Bounty?

October 12, 2009

Last Friday, President‚  Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - since then a virtual hailstorm of criticism has descended on the President. Worldview interviewed a number of different political commentators, to get their take on the President's prize. President Obama gave a speech from the White House Rose Garden on Friday, after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Photo by: AP Iranian-American academic Kaveh Ehsani, Professor of International Studies at DePaul University says drastically changing the military tone of U.S. foreign policy is a significant step forward for the President. Obama Nobel - Ehsani Kevin Martin, Executive Director of Peace Action, says President Obama doesn't deserve the Nobel prize for being the "not-Bush president". Obama Nobel - Martin Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, author of the book You Don't to Have to Be Wrong for Me to be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism,‚  says awarding President Obama the Nobel award makes a mockery of the Peace Prize. Obama Nobel - Hirschfield