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Sunday, October 11, 2009

A well-deserved Nobel Prize

A well-deserved Nobel Prize: "In short, the new president has brought the world to a transformational moment of the same magnitude as the end of the Cold War.

It is in changing attitudes to the values of respectful dialogue that Obama has made his biggest contribution so far.

His overture to Iran was spectacular. He recognized the deep culture of Iran: 'Over many centuries your art, your music, literature and innovation have made the world a better and more beautiful place.' He urged Iran to discuss 'in mutual respect' the gamut of issues that for three decades has cast Iran and the U. S. on opposite sides of a gulf splitting the region. The disputes with Iran, centring on its refusal to halt the enrichment of uranium, cannot be resolved by threats."

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