Reporter To Obama: How Does It Feel To Be A Nobel Peace Prize Winner Who's About To Attack Syria?
It’s not been an easy day in Stockholm for Obama. First, he denied that he had drawn a red line on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, insisting it was “the world” and “Congress” who had drawn the red line.
Then, when a Swedish reporter asked our president how he could reconcile being a Nobel Peace Prize winner with a guy who was doing his best to order a cruise missile strike on Syria, a weary-looking Obama mostly mailed in his response – beginning by stating the obvious:
“I think I started the speech by saying that compared to previous recipients I was certainly unworthy.”
[Most of the world seen feverishly nodding in approval.]
Obama went on to give a predictable answer; peaceful people living in a dangerous world, how he ended the war in Iraq and is winding down the war in Afghanistan, the need to promote diplomacy to solve the world’s problems, yada yada.
The thing most striking about his response, was that Obama looks like a guy who is clearly out of gas. A guy who would rather be anywhere in the world than standing at that podium answering that question.
A guy who frankly, is looking more and more like he’d rather spend the rest of his days on the golf course and leave this all behind.