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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Obama getting the Nobel Peace prize...

    My faith in the world just decreased by a tiny bit. The Nobel committee means little to me anymore.

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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    I just noticed that I made a mistake in the title of this thread. The word acception should have been acceptance.

    I can't believe Im saying this but I liked much of this speech by President Obama, it made sense to me as a conservative. It made me feel proud to be an American. I hope he is being sincere.

    As a veteran I especially liked this part of the speech.

    I raise this point because in many countries there is a deep ambivalence about military action today, no matter the cause. At times, this is joined by a reflexive suspicion of America, Yet the world must remember that it was not simply international institutions — not just treaties and declarations — that brought stability to a post-World War II world. Whatever mistakes we have made, the plain fact is this: The United States of America has helped underwrite global security for more than six decades with the blood of our citizens and the strength of our arms. The service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform has promoted peace and prosperity from Germany to Korea, and enabled democracy to take hold in places like the Balkans. We have borne this burden not because we seek to impose our will. We have done so out of enlightened self-interest — because we seek a better future for our children and grandchildren, and we believe that their lives will be better if other people's children and grandchildren can live in freedom and prosperity.
    I would be intrested to hear what the liberal members of our forum think of this speech.
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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    he pissed off the norwegians big time

    Nobel peace prize: Norwegians incensed over Barack Obama's snubs | World news | guardian.co.uk

    he refused to lunch with their king

    he cut short his visit and skipped a bunch of ceremonies

    he did THAT cuz he was embarrassed at home

    msnbc morning consensus (joe, mika, barnacle, allen of politico)---it's good for america, bad for obama

    he's embarrassed to be seen being bowed to for nothing cuz he knows most americans are laughing at him

    so he pisses off oslo

    he's all over the map---suddenly he's a warrior

    "there are times when nations find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified"

    an entirely new, reinvented obama

    he would NOT have said those words last month

    nor will he be saying them in january

    he's improvisational, expedient, transparent

    the afghan "decision" shaped this speech

    this was not his posture, for example, when he first learned he'd won

    unbelievable

    what a rank amateur

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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    I would like to know how Hussen Obama even got the award since he was nominated on 1 February 2009 and took office 20 January 2009.......What did he do in that 10 days that got him the prize.........Oh wait the Nobel Prize committee gave Al Gore a Nobel prize..........Enough said..........
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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    he pissed off the norwegians big time

    Nobel peace prize: Norwegians incensed over Barack Obama's snubs | World news | guardian.co.uk

    he refused to lunch with their king

    he cut short his visit and skipped a bunch of ceremonies

    he did THAT cuz he was embarrassed at home

    msnbc morning consensus (joe, mika, barnacle, allen of politico)---it's good for america, bad for obama

    he's embarrassed to be seen being bowed to for nothing cuz he knows most americans are laughing at him

    so he pisses off oslo

    he's all over the map---suddenly he's a warrior

    "there are times when nations find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified"

    an entirely new, reinvented obama

    he would NOT have said those words last month

    nor will he be saying them in january

    he's improvisational, expedient, transparent

    the afghan "decision" shaped this speech

    this was not his posture, for example, when he first learned he'd won

    unbelievable

    what a rank amateur
    Im going to defend the president. At least he was there to accept the Prize. Theodore Roosevelt was not there to accept his reward in 1905. And Woodrow Wilson was not there to accept his award in 1919. Only the loony peanut farmer showed up to accept his in 2002.

    I also do not agree that he deserved the NPP. I did however like the acceptance speech. I think he said alot of things that needed to be said to the entire world.
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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    yes, he said things

    but they were so FALSE

    coming from him

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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    yes, he said things

    but they were so FALSE

    coming from him
    Well if it makes you feel any better here is what Newt Gingrich said about the historic speech.

    "I thought the speech was actually very good. And he clearly understood that he had been given the prize prematurely, but he used it as an occasion to remind people, first of all, as he said that there is evil in the world. I think having a liberal president who goes to Oslo on behalf of a peace prize and reminds the committee that they would not be free, they wouldn't be able to have a peace prize, without having force...I thought in some ways it's a very historic speech and the President I think did a very good job of representing the role of America which has been that of at the risk of lives of young Americans creating the fabric of security within which you could have a Martin Luther King Jr. or you could have a Mahatma Gandhi."
    Sarah Palin, Michael Medved, and a slew of other conservatives liked it as well.
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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    thanks

    and, yes, i'm sure they liked it

    but they don't trust him

    very few do anymore

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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    I just noticed that I made a mistake in the title of this thread. The word acception should have been acceptance.

    I can't believe Im saying this but I liked much of this speech by President Obama, it made sense to me as a conservative. It made me feel proud to be an American. I hope he is being sincere.

    As a veteran I especially liked this part of the speech.
    First off thank you for your service but did you find it as odd as I did that this speech was delivered in Oslo but the reverse in front of our soldiers just a week earlier?
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    Re: President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize acception speech

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Diplomacy and a gun will accomplish much more than only diplomacy will.
    I'm not sure exactly what your position is, but if by that you mean diplomacy backed up with a credible threat of action then I agree.

    Again, I thought it was a pretty good speech. It seems strange to me that some democrats are attacking Obama for being too tough, but tough diplomacy is what Obama promised during his campaign. And some Republicans are attacking him for adopting some ideas from the Bush administration like the surge. But I would think that Republicans would be pleased that the new administration is implementing the surge because that's what the generals asked for.

    I guess you can't please everyone. Personally I think Obama is doing a pretty good job so far, even though I also thought that the Nobel prize came a little too early.
    Last edited by Rachel; 12-11-09 at 10:09 AM.

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