“War or Peace President?”
From the NYTimes today, Obama accepts the Nobel “evoking ‘Just War’”:
OSLO — President Obama, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize here on Thursday, acknowledged the age-old tensions between war and peace but argued that his recent decision to escalate the conflict in Afghanistan was justified to protect the world from terrorism and extremism.
“We must begin by acknowledging the hard truth,” Mr. Obama said. “We will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes. There will be times when nations — acting individually or in concert — will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified.”
“Just War” sounds a bit too much like Weigel for my ears. Maybe he should get the prize next.