Awakened by Sasha and Malia with notification that he won the Nobel Peace Prize and that it was Bo's birthday, the President pet the dog, gathered his thoughts, went to the Rose Garden, and said.
"And I know that throughout history, the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it's also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.
"And that is why I will accept this award as a call to action -- a call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st century."
The "common challenges" surrounding world citizens revolve around the fact that we do not have an army of peacemakers armed and funded anywhere near as well as war makers are.
To address the "common challenges," the President needs a new, healthy strategy. Our Nobel Peace Prize President now has big "mo" to build an army of peacemakers who can shift our offense from expensive explosive devices that breed more enemies to one that wins hearts and minds and improves the world's lot.
This army needs to be almost as big as our military. To spread peace, the new strategic corps needs to involve LOTS OF Americans in solving domestic and international problems. It can't be the worn and ineffective strategy of continuing to distribute more big money via BIG corporate handouts, which barely trickles down to empower needy recipients, and shows little respect to or understanding of the "different" common people the money is intended to help.
"We can't allow the differences between peoples to define the way that we see one another, and that's why we must pursue a new beginning among people of different faiths and races and religions; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect."
The President's New Strategy needs to call on Americans to serve at home and abroad in a much bigger way than called for under the Kennedy National Service Act. It must be big enough to measure up to turbulence of the 21st century.
People's Lobby's citizen-initiated American World Service Corps Congressional Proposals (AWSC) gives a million Americans a year a variety of vehicles through which they can serve at home and abroad for a GENERATION. They will win hearts and mind. Their service will make them smarter, will reduce the number of terrorists, crazies, and uninformed, and address all the looming problems on the horizon. They will build "mutual interest and mutual respect" and more effectively address mutual problems that run from climate change to poverty and natural disasters.
By presenting this popular strategic initiative, the Peace Prize President can dramatically change America and the world's course.
"I'm also aware that we are dealing with the impact of a global economic crisis that has left millions of Americans looking for work."
For our economy and stature to recover, as well as to give peace a chance, the President needs to do this. We are in crisis, and implementing the AWSC allows us to take advantage of the crisis by cost effectively involving a robust number of Americans in fixing costly domestic and international problems and becoming wiser by doing so.
"I am the Commander-in-Chief of a country that's responsible for ending a war and working in another theater to confront a ruthless adversary that directly threatens the American people and our allies."
The terror war stems from ignoring festering problems for generations. It may take generations to control this phantom war. To eradicate the bad seeds from which it sprouted, we and other nations must better understand other cultures and peacefully address their concerns, so that crazies are unable to induce others to violent actions.
By not being involved in Afghanistan and Pakistan for over a generation (2,159 Peace Corps volunteers stopped serving there in the 1979 and 1967), we now shed precious blood and dollars. Bloody involvement by our troops now will not repair those generations of un-involvement. The AWSC gives the Nobel President the peaceful, ROBUST corps that can peacefully contain and then eliminate terrorists and crazies.