But I won't try to justify their decision, it was silly.
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Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
I don't think you need to justify the decision by the Nobel prize committee. And it's not Obama's fault that a few Norwegians decided to give him the prize a little prematurely. It would have been a terrible insult if he had turned it down, so he had to accept it. And it's a tribute to America as much as to Obama. He can now work to earn it over the next three (or seven ) years.
In my opinion he gave a good speech and if his policies are successful then in a few years this debate about whether or not he deserved it will be irrelevant.
SgtRock's commentary on the President's speech is not "breaking news".
Where are the mods in this forum??
I think he gave a wonderful speech, but speeches are irrelevant, you are correct. But when you say policies are successful, what policies? It's just been announced a Predator strike has killed another top al-Qaeda official in Pakistan. So essentially, while Obama was accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, he was ordering strikes into Pakistan killing al-Qaeda and civilian alike.In my opinion he gave a good speech and if his policies are successful then in a few years this debate about whether or not he deserved it will be irrelevant.
Just to get the words all in order...the weapon used here was called a Predator drone...firing hellfire missiles....in other words, we have here the Nobel Peace Prize winner...firing a drone....and then remotely having it torch off a hellfire missile(great name).
Some Peace Prize winner.
Last edited by Charles Martel; 12-11-09 at 12:57 PM.
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