Gideon Rose of Foreign Affairs magazine and Carla Robbins of The New York Times editorial board join Edie Magnus to discuss: continuing security problems in Iraq, President Barack Obama's acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize and the prospects of a climate agreement in Copenhagen.
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As President Obama prepares to send 30,000 more Americans to war in Afghanistan, he accepted the Nobel Peace Prize today in Oslo, Norway. Obama said, "The belief in peace is desirable rarely enough to achieve it" and called the escalating conflict in Afghanistan necessary. Steve Chao of Al Jazeera English reports on how Afghans are reacting.
Nina Hachigian argues that President Obama's foreign policy vision is worthy of international accolade because he's implementing a strategy that recognizes that nation states have to hang together in this world or suffer apart.
Peter Eisner argues that the Nobel Prize applies pressure at a time when President Obama has big decisions to make – think Afghanistan, where the choices of troop involvement and fighting terrorism are monumental. It's a call to the U.S. – find the peaceful solution.
Garrick Utley of the State University of New York and Chrystia Freeland of Britain's Financial Times discuss the week's top stories: The impact of U.S. President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and his biggest foreign policy challenge -- Afghanistan and Pakistan.
U.S. President Barack Obama was awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. His selection has generated broad reaction around the world. Should the Nobel Peace Prize have been awarded to President Obama? Tell us what you think.