President Martti Ahtisaari, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate from two years ago, appeared today morning in a Finnish television interview, which ended a few minutes ago. The President was asked if he wished to send special Christmas greetings to anyone. His response was: “To the President of the United States, I would send the greetings that it’s high time you started earning your Nobel Peace Prize”.
I confess that I didn’t particularly like Ahtisaari when he was serving as the President of the Republic. However, afterwards, I have noticed to my surprise that I actually do feel respect towards him and his opinions quite often. This was one of those moments again.