Obama: the Complete Nobel Peace Prize Speech. Video:

Via on Dec 12, 2009

President Barack Obama defends War even as he receives the Nobel Peace Prize. He speaks of Gandhi, MLK Jr….and Hitler, and Al Queda…and receives positive reviews. Full text at nytimes.com.

On “the Obama Doctrine” of a Just War, via Katie Couric:

Intro via AP:

A more powerful intro, via CBS:

An even more powerful intro, via Jon Stewart:

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Okay, the complete speech:

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10 Responses to “Obama: the Complete Nobel Peace Prize Speech. Video:”

  1. Via FB:
    Matt Embrey
    It was a great speech, he really knocked it out of the park.

    Alan
    It was an amazing speech.

    Erin
    Brilliant as always

    Tom
    the award was meant to be sarcastic right? hell, we should give bush one while we're at it. obama isn't a "peace" president – he's continued bush-era policy since day one.

    Obama Far Outdoes Bush in Escalating War — The Numbers Will Surprise You
    http://tinyurl.com/yboudb8

    Obama signs bills for record Pentagon, Homeland Security spending
    http://tinyurl.com/yl9yjb6

    Barack Obama U-turn over military terror trials
    http://tinyurl.com/r64a6r

    Obama to sack advisor who recommended closing Guantanamo
    http://tinyurl.com/y92cc79

    U.S. Rebuffs U.N. Requests for Guantanamo Visits, Data on CIA Prisons
    http://tinyurl.com/l35mpp

    Obama Endorses Indefinite Detention Without Trial for Some
    http://tinyurl.com/qey9oe

    Obama signs law blocking release of torture photos
    http://tinyurl.com/yg6h4ea

    President Obama's Secret: Only 100 al Qaeda Now in Afghanistan
    http://tinyurl.com/ydlcjxq

    U.S. Marines protect Afghan’s poppy fields
    http://tinyurl.com/y8cw84v

    Obama Moves to Seize Four Mosques, Claiming Secret Iranian Control
    http://tinyurl.com/y9paure

    Obama’s Top Campaign Contributor (Goldman Sachs) Will Profit from the Economic Crisis
    http://tinyurl.com/yh5s9gm

    Goldman Sachs breaks record with $16.7bn bonus pot
    http://tinyurl.com/yjndzka

    Chicago Property Taxes Increase 9.6%; Obama's Property Tax Increases
    1.0%
    http://tinyurl.com/y9jowwf

    UN investigator accuses US of shameful neglect of homeless under Obama
    http://tinyurl.com/ygc4afq

    Caught on Tape: Obama Adviser Explains How to Control Media
    http://tinyurl.com/ykw46ts

    Questions stalk Obama’s portfolio
    http://tinyurl.com/ylhtbkv

    Spying on Americans: Obama Endorses Bush Era Warrantless Wiretapping
    http://tinyurl.com/ydunjp5

    Obama Sides With Bush in Spy Case
    http://tinyurl.com/o9tn47

    Alan
    Relax Tom!

  2. Via FB:
    Matt Embrey
    It was a great speech, he really knocked it out of the park.

    Alan
    It was an amazing speech.

    Erin
    Brilliant as always

    Tom
    the award was meant to be sarcastic right? hell, we should give bush one while we're at it. obama isn't a "peace" president – he's continued bush-era policy since day one.

    Obama Far Outdoes Bush in Escalating War — The Numbers Will Surprise You
    http://tinyurl.com/yboudb8

    Obama signs bills for record Pentagon, Homeland Security spending
    http://tinyurl.com/yl9yjb6

    Barack Obama U-turn over military terror trials
    http://tinyurl.com/r64a6r

    Obama to sack advisor who recommended closing Guantanamo
    http://tinyurl.com/y92cc79

    U.S. Rebuffs U.N. Requests for Guantanamo Visits, Data on CIA Prisons
    http://tinyurl.com/l35mpp

    Obama Endorses Indefinite Detention Without Trial for Some
    http://tinyurl.com/qey9oe

    Obama signs law blocking release of torture photos
    http://tinyurl.com/yg6h4ea

    President Obama's Secret: Only 100 al Qaeda Now in Afghanistan
    http://tinyurl.com/ydlcjxq

    U.S. Marines protect Afghan’s poppy fields
    http://tinyurl.com/y8cw84v

    Obama Moves to Seize Four Mosques, Claiming Secret Iranian Control
    http://tinyurl.com/y9paure

    Obama’s Top Campaign Contributor (Goldman Sachs) Will Profit from the Economic Crisis
    http://tinyurl.com/yh5s9gm

    Goldman Sachs breaks record with $16.7bn bonus pot
    http://tinyurl.com/yjndzka

    Chicago Property Taxes Increase 9.6%; Obama's Property Tax Increases
    1.0%
    http://tinyurl.com/y9jowwf

    UN investigator accuses US of shameful neglect of homeless under Obama
    http://tinyurl.com/ygc4afq

    Caught on Tape: Obama Adviser Explains How to Control Media
    http://tinyurl.com/ykw46ts

    Questions stalk Obama’s portfolio
    http://tinyurl.com/ylhtbkv

    Spying on Americans: Obama Endorses Bush Era Warrantless Wiretapping
    http://tinyurl.com/ydunjp5

    Obama Sides With Bush in Spy Case
    http://tinyurl.com/o9tn47

    Alan
    Relax Tom!

  3. Via FB:
    Matt Embrey
    It was a great speech, he really knocked it out of the park.

    Alan
    It was an amazing speech.

    Erin
    Brilliant as always

    Tom
    the award was meant to be sarcastic right? hell, we should give bush one while we're at it. obama isn't a "peace" president – he's continued bush-era policy since day one.

    Obama Far Outdoes Bush in Escalating War — The Numbers Will Surprise You
    http://tinyurl.com/yboudb8

    Obama signs bills for record Pentagon, Homeland Security spending
    http://tinyurl.com/yl9yjb6

    Barack Obama U-turn over military terror trials
    http://tinyurl.com/r64a6r

    Obama to sack advisor who recommended closing Guantanamo
    http://tinyurl.com/y92cc79

    U.S. Rebuffs U.N. Requests for Guantanamo Visits, Data on CIA Prisons
    http://tinyurl.com/l35mpp

    Obama Endorses Indefinite Detention Without Trial for Some
    http://tinyurl.com/qey9oe

    Obama signs law blocking release of torture photos
    http://tinyurl.com/yg6h4ea

    President Obama's Secret: Only 100 al Qaeda Now in Afghanistan
    http://tinyurl.com/ydlcjxq

    U.S. Marines protect Afghan’s poppy fields
    http://tinyurl.com/y8cw84v

    Obama Moves to Seize Four Mosques, Claiming Secret Iranian Control
    http://tinyurl.com/y9paure

    Obama’s Top Campaign Contributor (Goldman Sachs) Will Profit from the Economic Crisis
    http://tinyurl.com/yh5s9gm

    Goldman Sachs breaks record with $16.7bn bonus pot
    http://tinyurl.com/yjndzka

    Chicago Property Taxes Increase 9.6%; Obama's Property Tax Increases
    1.0%
    http://tinyurl.com/y9jowwf

    UN investigator accuses US of shameful neglect of homeless under Obama
    http://tinyurl.com/ygc4afq

    Caught on Tape: Obama Adviser Explains How to Control Media
    http://tinyurl.com/ykw46ts

    Questions stalk Obama’s portfolio
    http://tinyurl.com/ylhtbkv

    Spying on Americans: Obama Endorses Bush Era Warrantless Wiretapping
    http://tinyurl.com/ydunjp5

    Obama Sides With Bush in Spy Case
    http://tinyurl.com/o9tn47

    Alan
    Relax Tom!

  4. Via FB:
    Matt Embrey
    It was a great speech, he really knocked it out of the park.

    Alan
    It was an amazing speech.

    Erin
    Brilliant as always

    Tom
    the award was meant to be sarcastic right? hell, we should give bush one while we're at it. obama isn't a "peace" president – he's continued bush-era policy since day one.

    Obama Far Outdoes Bush in Escalating War — The Numbers Will Surprise You
    http://tinyurl.com/yboudb8

    Obama signs bills for record Pentagon, Homeland Security spending
    http://tinyurl.com/yl9yjb6

    Barack Obama U-turn over military terror trials
    http://tinyurl.com/r64a6r

    Obama to sack advisor who recommended closing Guantanamo
    http://tinyurl.com/y92cc79

    U.S. Rebuffs U.N. Requests for Guantanamo Visits, Data on CIA Prisons
    http://tinyurl.com/l35mpp

    Obama Endorses Indefinite Detention Without Trial for Some
    http://tinyurl.com/qey9oe

    Obama signs law blocking release of torture photos
    http://tinyurl.com/yg6h4ea

    President Obama's Secret: Only 100 al Qaeda Now in Afghanistan
    http://tinyurl.com/ydlcjxq

    U.S. Marines protect Afghan’s poppy fields
    http://tinyurl.com/y8cw84v

    Obama Moves to Seize Four Mosques, Claiming Secret Iranian Control
    http://tinyurl.com/y9paure

    Obama’s Top Campaign Contributor (Goldman Sachs) Will Profit from the Economic Crisis
    http://tinyurl.com/yh5s9gm

    Goldman Sachs breaks record with $16.7bn bonus pot
    http://tinyurl.com/yjndzka

    Chicago Property Taxes Increase 9.6%; Obama's Property Tax Increases
    1.0%
    http://tinyurl.com/y9jowwf

    UN investigator accuses US of shameful neglect of homeless under Obama
    http://tinyurl.com/ygc4afq

    Caught on Tape: Obama Adviser Explains How to Control Media
    http://tinyurl.com/ykw46ts

    Questions stalk Obama’s portfolio
    http://tinyurl.com/ylhtbkv

    Spying on Americans: Obama Endorses Bush Era Warrantless Wiretapping
    http://tinyurl.com/ydunjp5

    Obama Sides With Bush in Spy Case
    http://tinyurl.com/o9tn47

    Alan
    Relax Tom!

  5. More Via FB:

    Cliff Berns
    Cliff
    War making is war making. Invoking Gandhi and King and justifying armed aggression? Sorry, no, I can't accept that.

    I would love to see and share the long list of individuals and corporations who are profiting from war around the world.

    Waylon
    Sure, good point, but there are just justifications for war. Iraq, clearly, didn't meet that criteria. But going after Al Queda, Taliban…you can't say that's black-and-white right-or-wrong. Buddhism even has teachings on the necessity for war or violence as long as the intent is peace or protecting the innocent.

  6. More Via FB:

    Cliff
    War making is war making. Invoking Gandhi and King and justifying armed aggression? Sorry, no, I can't accept that.

    I would love to see and share the long list of individuals and corporations who are profiting from war around the world.

    Waylon
    Sure, good point, but there are just justifications for war. Iraq, clearly, didn't meet that criteria. But going after Al Queda, Taliban…you can't say that's black-and-white right-or-wrong. Buddhism even has teachings on the necessity for war or violence as long as the intent is peace or protecting the innocent.

  7. Angela says:

    I'm so proud of Obama. He demonstrated one more time on the world stage, not only as a great leader but also a humble human being. We need more leaders like him in this 21 century which is full of people with violent, injustice, power hunger, vicious attacks, faults accusation, twisted truth and spread lies to get what they want. Obama not only win the respect of other leaders of the world, also his spirit out shine all his enemy. He is a true leader of the WORLD.

  8. Cliff says:

    Hey Waylon,

    I love elephant journal. As long as war remains a for profit venture, I am highly suspicious of any "just war." If we took the profit motivation out, I wonder how long the conflicts would continue.

    Yes, I know about black and white and grey, but there you have it, my opinion…

  9. Remby says:

    And as long as religion remains a for profit venture (as it always has been), it will continue to degrade our human potential. It will also remain the number one cause of premature human death, until we evolve out of it.

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