As much of a force for good I consider Barack Obama to be, he didn’t deserve to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year. And his acceptance speech didn’t do anything to change my mind on that.
It was announced in October that Barack Obama, President of the United States of America, had won the Nobel Peace Prize. The president of a country currently involved in two major wars on foreign soil? Surely some mistake!
However, the Nobel committee stood by its decision and Obama accepted the award last night. But how was he to give an acceptance speech that justified the wars America is currently involved in?
Obama basically stood up and stated that although peaceful means are always preferable, war is a necessity when facing an evil foe.
However, I can’t help feeling the current conflicts are only going to create more problems and divisions down the line. That’s some peace advocate right there.