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MellowDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 09:51 AM
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395. The truth of the matter is...
that if we eventually "win" in those countries aka they become functioning peaceful democracies, then no one will really complain. Things are looking up in Iraq right now, and Afghanistan seemed to have been a more "just" war, so that is probably some of the thinking. If things were going like they were in 2005, he probably wouldn't recieve it, which is stupid.

The international community is like rabid soccer fans. If you take a big risk that most fans would be opposed to, they'll hate you for it, but if it eventually pays off, they'll forgive and forget it. It is a fickle thing.

And regardless, Obama inherited these two wars, which I know may be hard for some to wrap their tiny little minds around.

And, of course, waging war is not in and of itself a "bad" thing, sometimes it is quite necessary and doesn't mean a country is "evil". After all, all those NATO countries are waging war right along with us in Afghanistan and some of them in Iraq as well.

The way President Obama has handled foriegn diplomacy has been very admirable, and doesn't make this prize seem "nutty" at all, but it does make your logic seem a bit "nutty".
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