I feel that I’m in an alternative universe. For eight years some people called anyone who disagreed with the President’s foreign policy or war in Iraq unpatriotic. Then in the course of two weeks, those same people cheer when the United States does not get selected for the Olympics and boo when our President is the unanimous choice for the Nobel Peace Prize. Go figure.
Congratulations Mr. President for standing up to the scorn and derision of your opponents in the election when you firmly stood for the proposition that strength meant being willing to talk to your enemies, not just your allies. Thank you for the confidence and wisdom to say that a hand will be extended when their fist is unclenched. And thank you for understanding that our national security rests on our principles, the example we set for the world, and our alliances along with the excellence and strength of our military, rather than exclusively the latter. God Bless America
Saturday, October 10, 2009
McCaskill on reaction to Obama Peace Prize selection: I feel that I'm in an alternate universe
Sen. Claire McCaskill has a hard time understanding Obama critics who cheered when Chicago did not get the 2016 Olympics and are now criticizing the selection of the president for the Nobel Peace Prize. The following statement was posted on her website: