The Peace Prize

“But as a head of state sworn to protect and defend my nation, I cannot be guided by their examples along.  I face the world as it is, and cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people.  For make no mistake:  evil does exist in the world  A non-violent movement could not have halted Hitler’s armies.  Negotiations cannot convince al Qaeda’s leaders to lay down their arms.  To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to cynicism- it is a recognition of history; the imperfections of man and the limits of reason.”

President Obama delivered these words as part of his acceptance speech when he received the Nobel Peace Prize today.  Let’s hope he really believes them.

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