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Obama accepts Nobel Peace Prize while escalating war

December 10, 2009

US President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo Norway today. His speech there was longer than his inaugural address and he had the audacity to cite Dr. Martin Luther King and Mohandas Gandhi.

In his acceptance speech Obama continued some of the same rhetoric he used when announcing the escalation of the US occupation of Afghanistan with claims that the US, “has helped underwrite global security for more than six decades.” In addition, the US President said, “the instruments of war do have a role to play in preserving the peace.

Democracy Now! reported, “In a possible attempt to avoid questions about the Afghan war, the White House has canceled the traditional press conference held by Nobel Peace Prize winners. In addition, the White House has canceled other events held every year, including a dinner with the Norwegian Nobel Committee, a television interview, appearances at a children’s event promoting peace, as well as a visit to an exhibition in his honor at the Nobel Peace Center.

Obama’s Orwellian comments did not fool everyone, particularly some Afghanis who share their views on his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize in this video provide by Al Jazeera News.

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