GIVE IT BACK OBAMA. . .Tug of War over Peace Prize?
Obama wants to keep the Peace Prize
Vladimir Zhirinovsky of Russia said this week, concerning the peace prize awarded to President Obama shortly after his inauguration, “ This is another flagrant intervention in the internal affairs of an independent state.”
Zhirinovsky entitled the statement he issued with these words, “Deny Obama the Nobel Prize!” Zhirinovsky is the vice chairman of the Russian legislature’s lower house.
And in Bolivia, President Morales is also upset and said, “How is it possible to give the Nobel Peace Prize to someone who has launched an invasion, a bombing? It is a violation, an assault, an aggression.”
BUT, Obama ain’t letting go!
He said this, “When I received that award, I specifically said there was an irony because I was already dealing with two wars. So I am accustomed to this contradiction of being both a commander-in-chief but also someone who aspires to peace.”
Obama also said concerning Libya, “we’re not invading a country, we’re not acting alone – we’re acting under a mandate issued by the United Nations Security Council in an unprecedented fashion and with unprecedented speed.”
And finally he said, “I think the American people don’t see any contradiction in somebody who cares about peace also wanting to make sure that people aren’t butchered because of a dictator who wants to cling to power.”
Then he shoved the peace prize under his coat and ran from the room. JUST KIDDING!