Obama: I’m Not Giving Up My Nobel Prize


obama-nobelPresident Obama defended his Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday, saying that Americans “don’t see any contradiction” in him ordering an attack on Libya to make sure “people aren’t butchered because of a dictator who wants to cling to power.”

“When I received that award, I specifically said there was an irony because I was already dealing with two wars,” Obama said in an interview with CNN from El Salvador. “So I am accustomed to this contradiction of being both a commander-in-chief but also someone who aspires to peace.”

Saying he is focused on ensuring that Libyans can “live out their own aspirations,” Obama defended America’s involvement in Libya, saying, “we’re not invading a country, we’re not acting alone – we’re acting under a mandate issued by the United Nations Security Council in an unprecedented fashion and with unprecedented speed.”

And he said again that the U.S. military has already saved lives there. “I think the American people don’t see any contradiction in somebody who cares about peace also wanting to make sure that people aren’t butchered because of a dictator who wants to cling to power,” he said.

Some foreign leaders have called on Obama to return the Nobel Peace Prize he accepted in 2009 since ordering the Libya attack.

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  1. To state the obvious, President Obama never deserved the award to begin with. It has nothing to do with the situation in Libya.

  2. Yes, Mr. Obama. Please remember those words if and when Netanyahu orders military action against Hamas and the PA. Or perhaps this will be the litmus test to see if “making sure that people aren”t butchered” is a privilege that belongs to everyone except the Jews…

  3. America knows this war is a war for stopping mass murder.
    Majority of americans want the american attack on gaddafi forces in enforcing a no fly zone
    two polls show this:

    one poll published march 23rd : CNN/Opinion Research poll, 70% percent of Americans support the enforcement of a no-fly zone in Libya.

    Another poll published march 24th:
    A Reuters/ Ipsos poll published march 24th: 60% of Americans support the U.S. and allied military action in Libya to impose a no-fly zone to protect civilians from forces loyal to Muammar Gadhafi.

  4. This sounds like my 3 year old clutching her post-Purim candy stash. A mature adult would return the award – and revel in the knowledge that he did the right thing.

  5. I don’t know where Mr. Orwell gets his numbers but a Gallup poll on Libya conducted March 21st shows that 47% of Americans approve, 37% disapprove and 16% have no opinion. U.S. military involvement in Kosovo and Haiti had higher approval ratings!

    As if the past two years weren’t enough, our Libya involvement shows that Obama doesn’t deserve his Nobel Prize and hasn’t got a clue on how to be President.

    What a hopeless dope.