(CNN) — The decision to award President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to "strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" appears to have left some in the United States divided over whether intangible achievements are worthy of such an esteemed award. . . . . . .
For others, it’s not about Obama’s political initiatives. For them, it’s more about the message Obama is sending to the rest of the world and the hope he has given them.
"To move a country like the United States — in the eyes of all countries around the world — from being perceived as one of the most belligerent Americas ever to one that decides it wants to work with the rest of the world — that is the real definition of a path towards peace," iReporter Egberto Willies said.
Willies, a 48-year-old from Kingwood, Texas, who described himself as a liberal, was proud of Obama’s intangible achievements.
"I felt like we were reintegrating back into the world," the software developer said. Obama is more inclusive of other countries. That’s important."