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"Obama defends US wars as he accepts peace prize

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Guess this is par in a land where up is down, good is bad, war is peace and Orwellian elitist award each other.

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"Obama defends US wars as he accepts peace prize
 
Dec 10, 8:14 AM (ET)
By BEN FELLER
Source My Way News
 
"OSLO (AP) - President Barack Obama entered the pantheon of Nobel Peace Prize winners with humble words Thursday, acknowledging his own few accomplishments while delivering a robust defense of war and promising to use the prestigious prize to "reach for the world that ought to be."

A wartime president honored for peace, Obama became the first sitting U.S. president in 90 years and the third ever to win the prize - some say prematurely. In this damp, chilly Nordic capital to pick it up, he and his wife, Michelle, whirled through a day filled with Nobel pomp and ceremony.

And yet Obama was staying here only about 24 hours and skipping the traditional second day of festivities. This miffed some in Norway but reflects a White House that sees little value in extra pictures of the president, his poll numbers dropping at home, taking an overseas victory lap while thousands of U.S. troops prepare to go off to war and millions of Americans remain jobless.

Just nine days after ordering 30,000 more U.S. troops into battle in Afghanistan, Obama delivered a Nobel acceptance speech that he saw as a treatise on war's use and prevention. He crafted much of the address himself and the scholarly remarks - at about 4,000 words - were nearly twice as long as his inaugural address.

In them, Obama refused to renounce war for his nation or under his leadership, saying defiantly that "I face the world as it is" and that he is obliged to protect and defend the United States.

"A nonviolent movement could not have halted Hitler's armies. Negotiations cannot convince al-Qaida's leaders to lay down their arms," Obama said. "To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to cynicism, it is a recognition of history."

The president laid out the circumstances where war is justified - in self-defense, to come to the aid of an invaded nation and on humanitarian grounds, such as when civilians are slaughtered by their own government or a civil war threatens to engulf an entire region.

"The belief that peace is desirable is rarely enough to achieve it," he said.

He also spoke bluntly of the cost of war, saying of the Afghanistan buildup he just ordered that "some will kill, some will be killed."

"No matter how justified, war promises human tragedy," he said.

He also emphasized alternatives to violence, stressing the importance of both diplomatic outreach and sanctions with teeth to confront nations such as Iran or North Korea that defy international demands to halt their nuclear programs or those such as Sudan, Congo or Burma that brutalize their citizens."

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20091210/D9CGF8EO0.html

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Comments

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emilygComment by emilyg - December 10, 2009, 1:09 pm
I can think of so many other people who deserved this prize.
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Jack-CComment by Jack-C - December 10, 2009, 1:14 pm
The voting for this prize ended TWO WEEKS BEFORE Obama became president. What did he do to deserve this???
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MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - December 10, 2009, 1:57 pm
Emilyg, you are so right.
Jack-c, I asked the same thing myself....!
These are a few excerps from his speach from his forked tounge:
" In them, Obama refused to renounce war for his nation or under his leadership, saying defiantly that "I face the world as it is" and that he is obliged to protect and defend the United States."

Isn't this the same SOB, that said he was against the war when he was in congress?? And now he faces the world as it is, what a TAINTED LIAR.
The only prize this person deserves is the exhaulted liars prize of the century for suckering so many people into believeing he was going to give them Hope...      My Arse......!
4.
konaneComment by konane - December 10, 2009, 4:30 pm
Thanks Em! Me too.
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konaneComment by konane - December 10, 2009, 4:32 pm
Thanks Jack-C! Can we say contrived? Interesting they're not even trying to hide their schemes.
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konaneComment by konane - December 10, 2009, 4:35 pm
Thanks Maddog! Unfortunately the people who got suckered aren't awake enough to realize they've been had big time.

My HOPE is the door won't hit him on the way out in 2012!
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TigerAngelComment by TigerAngel - December 11, 2009, 2:39 am
I listened a little bit to his speech today but had to turn it off it was so upsetting. I remember a few years ago reading the website for the Nobel Prize. I was in awe at the historical prizes and the people who EARNED them. Years ago I wrote a paper on Jane Addams who won the Peace Prize because of her pioneering contribution in Social Work. I think she inspired me to major in Social Work since I attended Jane Addams school! That, juxtaposed to today's newcast, I might as well have watched "as the stomach turns". LOL
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konaneComment by konane - December 11, 2009, 9:36 am
Thanks TigerAngel! It's amazing today that we're able to discern truth from fiction which is being pumped out like raw sewage from globalists. You're right it's the elitists patting themselves on the back for getting one over on the rest of us. Pity they're soooo out of touch, greater pity for people gullible enough to believe their double-speak.

Come to think of it double-speak is kinda like Murphy's law, both of which are archaic thinking now that we're realizing our mindset is what creates events and circumstances we know as our personal reality.

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