For one day at least, the president won over many of his critics on the right by invoking the idea of a “just war.”
“Historic,” Ex-GOP Speaker Newt Gingrich tells The Takeaway on WNYC. “He clearly understood that he had been given the prize prematurely but he used it as an occasion to remind people, first of all, as he said: that there is evil in the world."
Speaking of lipstick...“I liked what he said,” American pitbull and ex- veep candidate Sarah Palin tells USA Today. She also throws in a "Going Rogue" plug for good measure. "I talked too in my book about the fallen nature of man and why war is necessary at times,” she said.
“Congratulations, Mr. President,” writes The Wall Street Journal editorial board. "President Obama gave a gracious speech yesterday accepting his Nobel Peace Prize, starting with the humble note that he has yet to earn it. If his Oslo hosts expected a woolly-headed address about peace in our time, they also didn't get it. He stated clearly that sometimes war is necessary to defend the peaceable and to serve justice and liberty. He even hit the George W. Bush note that "evil does exist in the world."