"I happen to believe in the people and believe that the people are supposed to be dominant in our society. That they, not government, are to have control of their own affairs to the greatest extent possible with an orderly society." - Ronald Reagan

Nobel intentions and world opinion.

Posted: October 10th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

When considering whether it might be premature to honour someone for their intentions and their popularity, one should think back to 2002. The President had domestic approval rating in excess of eighty percent. Global favorability ratings were comparable to, and in some cases far higher than current levels. We had recently spearheaded a successful and multilateral effort to displace a oppressive theocratic regime. Humanitarian aid flourished, ambitious initiatives to combat diseases were announced, and the President called on Americans to make a serious dedication to public service.

Should Bush have been awarded for his intentions and popularity too?

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