Monday, October 12, 2009

Who Should Have Won....

I'm back to politics again today, the Nobel Peace Prize and education.

I firmly believe education is key, once you have it, whether from experience or formally no one can take it away and it helps you see the world from a different perspective. It also allows you to see what is possible. Especially for women and girls.

How can a country move forward out of the dark ages when 1/2 of its population is oppressed and treated little better than chattle? How can one question what IS if they don't have any idea what can BE? If we want peace in the world it needs to be educated, all of it. Without education there can be no peace.

This is the man who should have won the Nobel Peace Prize, Greg Mortenson. His website is:

An article in Time said this about him: 

"Greg Mortenson, nominated for the prize by some members of Congress, whom the bookies gave 20-to-1 odds of winning. Son of a missionary, a former Army medic and mountaineer, he has made it his mission to build schools for girls in places where opium dealers and tribal warlords kill people for trying. His Central Asia Institute has built more than 130 schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan — a mission which has, along the way, inspired millions of people to view the protection and education of girls as a key to peace and prosperity and progress.",8599,1929395,00.html
Obama is in over his head - when I look at what he's doing versus what he's saying he just looks like he's floundering. He needs to pick one major thing at a time (leave health care alone) and deal with it, his method so far of little bit, little bit, little bit, doesn't work and it's down right annoying.


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