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CRedskinsRule 12-10-2009 09:05 AM

President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
I imagine many will have thoughts on it:

[url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_obama_nobel_text]Text of Obama's Nobel Peace Prize speech - Yahoo! News[/url]

12thMan 12-10-2009 09:32 AM

Re: President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
I tried to take off my partisan hat and just listen without bias. It was a very sober and poignant speech. Out the gate, Obama acknowledged that his accomplishments were slight at this point in his presidency and gave a nod to some of the previous recipients of the Nobel Prize.

I was particularly captivated by the fact that he didn't shy away from his decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan and went on to make, on some level, a moral argument for war itself. He was blunt in stating that America has bled and fought for peace like no other nation. How war is sometimes neccessary, but never glorious. He acknowledged both Republican presidents (Nixon, Reagan) and Democrats in their respective efforts to balance the need for human rights, diplomacy, and weilding military power when needed.

All in all, even President Obama's harshest critics will find plenty in this speech that would make one proud to be American.

firstdown 12-10-2009 10:26 AM

Re: President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
I liked the looks of the people in the audience as he was making a speech for the Noble Peace Prize and all he talked about was war. I was getting ready for work and laughing so hard at the look on their faces my wife finally came into our bed room to see what was so funny. They had that look that said "Why The Hell Did We Nominate Him".

CRedskinsRule 12-10-2009 11:23 AM

Re: President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
[quote=12thMan;637528]I tried to take off my partisan hat and just listen without bias. It was a very sober and poignant speech. Out the gate, Obama acknowledged that his accomplishments were slight at this point in his presidency and gave a nod to some of the previous recipients of the Nobel Prize.

I was particularly captivated by the fact that he didn't shy away from his decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan and went on to make, on some level, a moral argument for war itself. He was blunt in stating that America has bled and fought for peace like no other nation. How war is sometimes neccessary, but never glorious. He acknowledged both Republican presidents (Nixon, Reagan) and Democrats in their respective efforts to balance the need for human rights, diplomacy, and weilding military power when needed.

All in all, even President Obama's harshest critics will find plenty in this speech that would make one proud to be American.[/quote]

I was impressed by his defense and support of America's past. I had low expectations, as I fully expected a pacifist appeasing message, but thought he really made good points.

Trample the Elderly 12-10-2009 11:25 AM

Re: President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
Yeah whatever. :sleep:

Where are all of those green-jobs they've been promising us since 2006?

firstdown 12-10-2009 12:33 PM

Re: President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
[quote=Trample the Elderly;637594]Yeah whatever. :sleep:

Where are all of those green-jobs they've been promising us since 2006?[/quote]
I have a green job you don't?

mlmdub130 12-10-2009 12:48 PM

Re: President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
wasn't he nominated for the award like 10 days after he was elected or in office?

what a joke

Trample the Elderly 12-10-2009 12:50 PM

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[quote=firstdown;637621]I have a green job you don't?[/quote]

I work at a Bank, but money is electronic these days, not green.

dmek25 12-10-2009 01:01 PM

Re: President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
too many haters. please read the speech

dmek25 12-10-2009 01:03 PM

Re: President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
[quote=Trample the Elderly;637628][B]I work at a Bank[/B], but money is electronic these days, not green.[/quote]
i guess you owe the president then for saving your job?

firstdown 12-10-2009 01:04 PM

Re: President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
Advance this to about 1:30 into his speech and look at their faces. The first blond hair lady they show looks like she just threw up in her mouth.

[url=http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/12/10/obama.peace.prize/index.html]War sometimes justified, Obama says in Nobel Peace Prize speech - CNN.com[/url]

Monkeydad 12-10-2009 01:05 PM

Re: President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
^ HAHA


Listen to the reverb too...it's like he's trying to be God again.

Monkeydad 12-10-2009 01:06 PM

Re: President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
[quote=mlmdub130;637626]wasn't he nominated for the award like 10 days after he was elected or in office?

what a joke[/quote]

Yep, but considering he had only 123 days of Senate experience when he started campaigning for President, it's par for the course with him.

SmootSmack 12-10-2009 01:17 PM

Re: President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
[quote=dmek25;637635]too many haters. please read the speech[/quote]

You can already predict without even reading any posts what kind of comments different posters here would have.

saden1 12-10-2009 01:24 PM

Re: President Obama's Nobel Prize Speech
 
[quote=SmootSmack;637650]You can already predict without even reading any posts what kind of comments different posters here would have.[/quote]

On that note it must be said that Lord Obama is the greatest human being that has ever lived in the history of all time and space. Well deserved award and amazing speech.

There, I said it!


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