12.10.2009

The Obama Nobel Speech

Full text.

UPDATE: “If Bush had said these things the world would be filled with violent denunciations. When Obama says them, people purr."

True.  Although Bush likely wouldn't have said things as eloquently.  And that's half the battle.

Initially, I'll say that in reviewing portions of the lengthy speech (far too long for the occasion), I rather liked what I read.  Although, as I've made clear, I don't think Obama deserved the award.  I may lay out my disagreements later.  First and foremost, I question whether Obama should have accepted the prize at all if he truly believed some of what he said in the first half of the speech.