Barack Obamas Absage an den naiven Pazifismus
Rejet de Barack Obama du pacifisme naïf
Il rifiuto di Barack Obama del pacifismo ingenuo
El rechazo de Barack Obama del pacifismo ingenuo
Rejeição de Barack Obama do pacifismo ingênuo
Barack Obama's kukataliwa naive amani ya
Barack Obama's respingere a pacifism naiv
Barack Obama's afvisning af den naive pacifisme
Barack Obama avvisning av den naive pasifisme
Barack Obama förkastande av naiva pacifismen
Barack Obama's afwijzing van de naïeve pacifisme
Barack Obama hylkäsi naiivi pasifismin
Barack Obama elutasította a naiv pacifizmus
Απόρριψη του αφελούς ειρηνισμού από τον Barack Obama
Refuzim Barack Obama i pacifizmin naiv
Barack Obama odmítnutí naivní pacifismus
Barack Obama's odrzucenia naiwny pacyfizm
Saf pasifizm ve Barack Obama reddetmesinin
Барак Обама отказ от наивного пацифизм
Барак Обама відмову від наявного пацифізм
Барацк Обама одбацивање пацифизма наивне
Барак Обама отхвърляне на наивен пацифизъм
Barack Obama's từ chối của bình naive
باراك أوباما رفض المسالمة السذاجة
رد باراک اوباما از پاسیفیسم ساده و بی تکلف
भोली शांति की है बराक ओबामा अस्वीकृति
순진한 평화주의의 버락 오바 마의 거부
Barack Obama's penolakan terhadap pasifisme naif
באַראַקק אבאמא 'ס רידזשעקשאַן פון די נאַיוו פּאַסיפיזאַם
Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Distinguished Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, citizens of America, and citizens of the world:
I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility. It is an award that speaks to our highest aspirations - that for all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice.
And yet I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the considerable controversy that your generous decision has generated. In part, this is because I am at the beginning, and not the end, of my labors on the world stage. Compared to some of the giants of history who have received this prize - Schweitzer and King; Marshall and Mandela - my accomplishments are slight. And then there are the men and women around the world who have been jailed and beaten in the pursuit of justice; those who toil in humanitarian organizations to relieve suffering; the unrecognized millions whose quiet acts of courage and compassion inspire even the most hardened of cynics. I cannot argue with those who find these men and women - some known, some obscure to all but those they help - to be far more deserving of this honor than I.
But perhaps the most profound issue surrounding my receipt of this prize is the fact that I am the Commander-in-Chief of a nation in the midst of two wars. One of these wars is winding down. The other is a conflict that America did not seek; one in which we are joined by forty three other countries - including Norway - in an effort to defend ourselves and all nations from further attacks.
Still, we are at war, and I am responsible for the deployment of thousands of young Americans to battle in a distant land. Some will kill. Some will be killed. And so I come here with an acute sense of the cost of armed conflict - filled with difficult questions about the relationship between war and peace, and our effort to replace one with the other.
These questions are not new. War, in one form or another, appeared with the first man. At the dawn of history, its morality was not questioned; it was simply a fact, like drought or disease - the manner in which tribes and then civilizations sought power and settled their differences.
Over time, as codes of law sought to control violence within groups, so did philosophers, clerics, and statesmen seek to regulate the destructive power of war. The concept of a "just war" emerged, suggesting that war is justified only when it meets certain preconditions: if it is waged as a last resort or in self-defense; if the forced used is proportional, and if, whenever possible, civilians are spared from violence.
THE HUFFINGTON POST · 9 HRS, 7 MINS AGO