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For anyone who wants to know the difference between jr. and jr.jr – that’s what I could come up to.

AP said he had a “doctrine” in its Orwellian titled article

Nobel-winning Obama defends war in call for peace

although this is a washed down version of the original one

Obama defends US wars as he accepts peace prize

It’s still almost as good as Cinie’s headline

“Just War,” Or, Just War?

which comes close to W’s short lived logo


The interesting thing about it all is that Obama lectured the audience about what a just war should be

The president laid out circumstances in which war is justified — in self-defense, to come to the aid of an invaded nation, on humanitarian grounds such as when civilians are slaughtered by their own government.

OK, so did Afghanistan attack us? Not exactly, and Bin laden ain’t there.

Is the US puppet regime of Karzai killing its own people? Who knows, but duh, puppet.

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So then why accept this so matter of fact?

It was a jarring moment when Obama, in the midst of the ceremony, said of his troops in Afghanistan: ”Some will kill. Some will be killed.”

And then play it for laughs

The president got his biggest laugh line of his toast when he took note of Nobel committee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland’s laudatory introduction of him, saying, “I told him afterward that I thought it was an excellent speech – and that I was almost convinced that I deserved it.”

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But the thing that must make B0bots heads explode today is that Conservatives liked the speech

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It’s already being called the “Obama Doctrine” – a notion that foreign policy is a struggle of good and evil, that American exceptionalism has blunted the force of tyranny in the world, and that U.S. military can be a force for good and even harnessed to humanitarian ends.

and the highest praise of all

“The irony is that George W. Bush could have delivered the very same speech. It was a truly an American president’s message to the world,” said Bradley A. Blakeman, a Republican strategist and CEO of Kent Strategies LLC who worked in the Bush White House.

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After all, I recall, Bush also called himself a “Man of Peace”

And ouch! Palin liked it

“I liked what he said,” Palin told USA Today. “Of course, war is the last thing I believe any American wants to engage in, but it’s necessary. We have to stop these terrorists.”

Bobots heads everywhere:

Our President ran as a uniter. I don’t know what the surprise is

Obama vowed to unite all sectors of our society, and that’s what’s happening here.

And more explosions – where they console themselves with the knowledge that TOTUS is better than Palin

Yup. We got ourselves a new doctrine! Good luck with that!


And got a soap commercial out of it

few blocks away from the Grand Hotel, a local pharmacy advertised the GX+ brand of anti-bacterial hand soap with the tag line: “Barack Obama, Use GX+ and Face No Drama.” It was a reference to Obama’s cool and collected way.


Not Your Sweetie

December 2009