As President Obama prepares to send 30,000 more Americans to war in Afghanistan, he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today in Oslo, Norway, and laid out a defense of a just war.
The president said, “The belief in peace is desirable rarely enough to achieve it” and called the escalating conflict necessary to protect the world from terrorism. He also said that the U.S. commitment to global security “will never waver.”
Steve Chao of Al Jazeera English reports from Afghanistan about why Afghans don’t think more troops will bring peace.
After hearing from the president today, do you think he deserved the Nobel Peace Prize?
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