Inspirational words have brought him a long way, including to the night
at Grant Park less than a year ago when he asked that we join in the
work of remaking “this nation” the only way it’s been done in America
for 221 years” block by block, brick by brick, calloused hand by
calloused hand”. By now, there are surely more callouses on his lips
than his hands, he like every other new president has reckoned with
both power and danger and the danger of words. Dangers that are
especially greater for the one who wields them as skilfully as he.
A promise beautifully made raises hopes especially high.
“We will revive the economy while we rein in our spending”
“We will make health care simpler, safer, cheaper, fairer and affordable”
“We will ride the world of its most lethal weapon”
“We will turn green and clean”
“We will all just get along”
So when reality bites, it chomps down hard. The Nobel Committee cited his extra ordinary effort to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people though some of those efforts are faulted by those who wish to tear down the walls, those who favor a missile shield in Poland or a troop surge in Afghanistan or a harder line on Iran, those who see a stretched hand to Hugo Chavez as a threat to America’s safety, those who felt that Fidel Castro’s puppet has emerged the world strongest man.
But even i and my fellow comrades who admire this gentle man from the bottom of our souls know that none of these promises have come true, they are more or less dreams at the moment and a prize for even dreaming them can feed the illusions they have but maybe the prize will give him more power, new muscles to haul unruly nations in line. To me peacemaking is more about diplomacy and as much as many Americans wished a more bully less pulpit President, i wish to chip in my own pint of view about President Barrack Hussein Obama.
My man Obama presides over a capital whose day to day functioning has become part travesty, part tragedy where even the best intentioned reformer measure his progress with teaspoon though contrary to innocent expectation, my man proved to the world that he was not just the Democrat’s candidate rather was the world’s candidate for USA presidency, his victory remains a source of inspiration to many.Many critics have criticized the Nobel Prize awarded to His Excellency and commander in chief but like the Bible said, “A Prophet is not known in his own land”. Few of us might not know him but there is one Man who knows him most, God.
Mr Barrack Obama is a God sent leader and he chose him just like he chose David for the Israelites.
My man did not lobbied for the Nobel Prize as many of you will say “Chicago Olympics” and independent Norwegian entity, THE NOBEL COMMITTEE chose Mr Obama entirely of its own volition, it came his way unasked as my man promptly said UNDESERVED. But with typical graciousness, he accepted, acknowledged the implied inspiration and should move on with the new strength he derived from this turn of fortune’s wheels.
May this wheel bring Mr. Obama and the world a solution to all the numerous problems facing us today and as USA lobby with its new ideas, approach to issues, international policies, they should remember the anguish of the Biafrans in the hands of the Nigeria entities.
For now ladies and gentlemen, let us all derive due satisfaction from this remarkable conscience call in Oslo.
Long live Our President!
Long live Mr Barrack Hussein Obama.