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    Obama is keeping his peace prize

    By MJ LEE | 03/23/11 6:45 AM Updated: 03/23/11 7:25 AM

    President Obama defended his Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday, saying that Americans “don’t see any contradiction” in him ordering an attack on Libya to make sure “people aren’t butchered because of a dictator who wants to cling to power.”

    “When I received that award, I specifically said there was an irony because I was already dealing with two wars,” Obama said in an interview with CNN from El Salvador. “So I am accustomed to this contradiction of being both a commander-in-chief but also someone who aspires to peace.”

    Saying he is focused on ensuring that Libyans can “live out their own aspirations,” Obama defended America’s involvement in Libya, saying, “we’re not invading a country, we’re not acting alone – we’re acting under a mandate issued by the United Nations Security Council in an unprecedented fashion and with unprecedented speed.”

    And he said again that the U.S. military has already saved lives there. “I think the American people don’t see any contradiction in somebody who cares about peace also wanting to make sure that people aren’t butchered because of a dictator who wants to cling to power,” he said.
    "It became necessary to destroy the village in order to save it".

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    Read his Nobel lecture, Ginger. He is just reiterating it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    Read his Nobel lecture, Ginger. He is just reiterating it.
    I still can't believe that the field was so weak the guy won. :(
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    The fact that he even accepted an unearned award in the first place made this action predictable. The man has no character.
    Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I still can't believe that the field was so weak the guy won. :(
    Rush should have won for advocating the use of DEET in 3rd world countries
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I still can't believe that the field was so weak the guy won. :(
    They needed another year to bolster their courage before they poked the Dragon in the eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    They needed another year to bolster their courage before they poked the Dragon in the eye.
    Surely there was someone else who had actually DONE something worthy of the prize. At that point all the way up to now, Obama hasn't done a hell of a lot except spend boatloads of money we don't have. It's kind of like giving a five year old a 'parent of the year' award.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I still can't believe that the field was so weak the guy won. :(

    You know full well that he won for being NOT BUSH and for being black. It had nothing to do with anything else. He would have won against ghandi because the Nobel committee wanted to send a message.
    Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    You know full well that he won for being NOT BUSH and for being black. It had nothing to do with anything else. He would have won against ghandi because the Nobel committee wanted to send a message.
    Message received. The Nobel Committee are a bunch of Justin Beiber fans who sniff the canapés at their afternoon champaign social with greater discernment than the candidates they are charged with selecting from.
    "Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Message received. The Nobel Committee are a bunch of Justin Beiber fans who sniff the canapés at their afternoon champaign social with greater discernment than the candidates they are charged with selecting from.
    You're being overly generous.
    Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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