This is brilliant. And gives me a whole new respect for Estonia.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
It was a little over one week ago that President Obama was making his case for escalating war. Today, he accepted a prize for peace. Obama went right after this inherent contradiction in his speech. Below is an excerpt.
"But perhaps the most profound issue surrounding my receipt of this prize is the fact that I am the Commander-in-Chief of a nation in the midst of two wars. One of these wars is winding down. The other is a conflict that America did not seek; one in which we are joined by forty three other countries - including Norway - in an effort to defend ourselves and all nations from further attacks.
Still, we are at war, and I am responsible for the deployment of thousands of young Americans to battle in a distant land. Some will kill. Some will be killed. And so I come here with an acute sense of the cost of armed conflict - filled with difficult questions about the relationship between war and peace, and our effort to replace one with the other."