After being deluged yesterday with Conservatives' latest anti-American barrage in response to President Obama's being awarded
the Nobel Peace Prize, here are three comments which all Americans should be hearing.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy stated: "Finally, it sets the seal on America's return to the heart of all the world's peoples."
The Nobel Prize Committee said: "Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future."
Fredrik S. Heffermehl, the Norwegian author of "Nobel's Will," said Obama's selection and the language the committee used in announcing it -- focusing on the importance of international cooperation and nuclear disarmament -- amounted to a "tremendous victory" in interpreting the original wishes of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish inventor of dynamite who endowed the Peace Prize through his will.
After delivering a six-minute speech in the Rose Garden yesterday, in response to receiving the Award, President Obama turned away from the microphone and headed back to work -- back to two wars, a ruptured health-care system, a broken economy.
Thank you, Dubya Bush and the Conservatives for leaving this splendid legacy behind you for America's future.