Sunday, October 11, 2009

Great Acceptance Speech

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman fantasizes that Pres. Obama travels to Oslo on Dec. 10th to accept the Nobel Peace Prize. He steps up to the lectern... and declines the honor. Then he adds:

"But I will accept it on behalf of the most important peacekeepers in the world for the last century - the men and women of the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps.

"I will accept this award on behalf of the American soldiers who landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, to liberate Europe from the grip of Nazi fascism. I will accept this award on behalf of the American soldiers and sailors who fought on the high seas and forlorn islands in the Pacific to free East Asia from Japanese tyranny in the Second World War.

"I will accept this award on behalf of the American airmen who in June 1948 broke the Soviet blockade of Berlin..."

Read the whole thing! Unusual stuff for the NYT. I'll have a link when I get home later this morning.

Update: here's the link.

1 comment:

Conservative Scalawag said...

Uh-huh. Here is a little news for Obama, and most of the dumbed down country. THe US military are not the peacekeepers, should be used as peacekeepers, and is actually un-Constutional to be used as peace keepers.

This is why we created that irrelevant and powerless organization known as the United Nations - so they could be the peacekeepers of the world. And the US military can protect the US.