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SUBJECT: Media Reaction Rio de Janeiro: War Lord and Nobel Peace
Prize Winner--No Contradiction

War Lord and Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Rio-based center-left daily Jornal do Brasil writes: "(...) During
the American Presidential campaign in 2008, when he rose as a
phenomenon, for the new air that he would bring to American and
international politics, Obama assured that his administration would
be marked by (..)more diplomacy and less isolation and belligerence
in its relations with other countries. All of this very different
from the style of his predecessor, George W. Bush, who activated a
U.S. war machine spreading anti-Americanism throughout the world
that hadn't been seen for a long time. Obama won, took office, and
now, after three months studying the best strategy for the
situation in Afghanistan, decided not to bring back the soldiers,
but to send more troops. The measure may seem incoherent and
unpopular: for contradicting his campaign (...)as well as for the
fact that he received the Nobel Peace Prize. But there is nothing
contradictory. In the first place, the award given to Obama in
October by the Swedish Academy took into consideration much more of
what the American President could do than what he had already done
in promoting peace. (...)In the end, Obama's decision is not
unjustified. There have been many mistakes made in administering
the war in Afghanistan and it is necessary to fix them. It serves
no one to withdraw, leaving a country unstructured, with fragile
institutions and a fragile government, vulnerable to the Taliban
and al-Qaeda barbarities. In this case, more battles can save many
lives--and lead to peace." (Dec 3, page A8)
HEARNE

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