Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Headline Alone is Enough to Make Liberals' Heads Explode!

From today's Daily Telegraph: "Barack Obama defends war as he receives Nobel Peace Prize"

The story includes such gems as:
"Mr Obama, who was greeted at the Oslo City Hall by a fanfare of trumpets, was acutely aware that many Americans view his acceptance of the award, for which he was nominated just two weeks into his presidency, with amusement and even derision.

A CNN poll found that just 19 per cent of Americans believed he deserved the prize and 43 per cent thought he was unlikely ever to deserve it."

He did clarify one thing, however:
"Negotiations cannot convince al-Qaeda's leaders to lay down their arms."
Good to know - a lot of people were wondering if he was sure about that.
"Mr Obama's remarks were only occasionally punctuated by applause, such as when he stressed that the US "must remain a standard bearer in the conduct of war" and renewed his promise to close the Guantánamo Bay prison in Cuba. . . There was silence as he alluded to the blanket anti-war sentiments and anti-Americanism of many in Europe."

Fascinating that he would mention European Anti-Americanism; clearly, he has been reading polls and he obviously said that for the audience back home, not the one in the hall.

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