The traditional Nobel Peace Prize lecture, given every year at Oslo's modernist City Hall, does not usually include such words as: "I'm responsible for the deployment of thousands of young Americans to battle in a distant land. Some will kill, and some will be killed."
Obama concluded with soaring words of hope, but drew a clear distinction between the world as we would like it to be and the world as it is. No, it wasn't at all the kind of Nobel lecture we usually hear.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Eugene Robinson on Obama's Nobel speech
Eugene Robinson (WaPo):