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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 10:17 AM
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'Obama Doctrine' Praised By Conservatives After Nobel Speech

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner
First Posted: 12-11-09 08:21 AM | Updated: 12-11-09 09:04 AM


Conservatives reacted with shock and disdain to President Obama's Nobel prize, and some attacked his speech on Afghanistan before he even delivered it. But now many on the right are lauding Obama's lecture in Oslo defending the use of American power.

In an interview with USA Today, former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin suggested the speech could have come from her mouth.

Palin praised President Obama for the speech he gave Thursday to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. She said the president's defense of war to combat evil could have been taken from the pages of her memoirs.


"Wow, that really sounded familiar," said Palin, a frequent Obama critic. "I talked, too, in my book about the fallen nature of man and why war is necessary at times."

Former House majority leader Newt Gingrich told WNYC the speech was "actually very good."

"He clearly understood that he had been given the prize prematurely, but he used it as an occasion to remind people, first of all, as he said: that there is evil in the world ... I thought in some ways it's a very historic speech."

A spokesperson for House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) added, "As President Reagan said, Republicans believe in peace through strength, and we were pleased that today President Obama addressed and defended our mission in Afghanistan, where success is the only option."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/11/obama-doctrine...
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 10:18 AM
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1. " Sarah Palin suggested the speech could have come from her mouth"
:spray: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 10:20 AM
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2. How dare you laugh at a public figure known world-wide for her ELOQUENCE!1!!!1111
(and also too her keen grasp of history).
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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 04:20 PM
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6. May I join you?
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 01:05 PM
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3. Obama showed strength that all Americans can be proud of
I'm glad that many on the right are starting to see the light, to recognize the strength and timeliness of an Obama presidency.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 01:10 PM
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4. Good. The rest of us should be praising it, too. It's nothing like Bush's. And it's
exactly consistent with what he said in his campaign. Those who think this speech could've come from Bush are sadly mistaken. Bush would NEVER talk about striving for peace, needing allies, holding up our values in tough times by NOT torturing, closing Gitmo, etc.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 04:57 PM
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7. Obamaspeak is neocon wars wrapped in sweet words
It was Obama, and not Bush, who is building a network of military bases in Latin America. It was Obama, and not Bush, who refused to sign the global mine ban.

Same old shit!
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 05:07 PM
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8. "It's nothign like Bushs" - except "EVIL exists in the world!" Mwahahaha
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 01:15 PM
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5. John Bolton didn't like it at ALL, criticizing Obama for saying we need our allies
and we're against torture. :shrug:
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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 05:16 PM
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9. And they and their supporters will surely vote for him- and his policies now!
:rofl:
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-11-09 05:18 PM
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10. He must be pleased. nt
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