Saturday, October 10, 2009

Why Obama? Interview by Thorbjoern Jagland, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee

Hat Tip: Icebergslim

1 comment:

The Angry Independent said...

One of Nobel's criteria = "reduction in standing Armies".

Again, maybe its me....perhaps i'm just losing my mind. But this doesn't match up with the facts. Obama has actually pushed for an increase in the number of U.S. ground troops.

This doesn't necessarily mean that I disagree with a troop increase per se.... I have thought for a long time that we probably needed more troops. The number of U.S. combat divisions is pretty low....and considering the two wars the U.S. is currently stuck in... it's not a bad idea to add more troops.

This also doesn't mean that I am not happy about the award. I am hopeful now that it will become a tool for holding Obama and Neo-Con Light (Clinton-Gates and Co.) accountable. In fact, i'm a little excited.

I am just amazed at the gap between rhetoric and facts.