Obama Insinuates U.S. Did Not "Follow Rules of the Road" After 9/11; Says U.S. "Cannot Act Alone" - Video 12/10/09
Here is video of President Obama's during his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech today in Oslo, Norway. In this clip, Obama can't resist insinuating that the United States did not "follow the rules of the road" ourselves after 9/11 in taking military action against Iraq. He never mentioned Iraq explicitly, but the clear insinuation was there.
He also declared what could be seen as the "Obama Doctrine." In stating his view on use of force, he made the statement "American cannot act alone." Now, what I hope he means is that it will be difficult for America to succeed if we act alone. We must always be prepared to act alone if necessary to defend America's interests and national security.
Obama had earlier in the speech made the case for "just war," and had even said "non-violence could not have stopped Hitler's armies."