OK it was far too long, far too much about him but aside from the usual problems it was a pretty good defense of the right to defense. I assumed he would continue his apology-mongering and post-Americanism, but he had quite a few good and powerful justifications for things that actually happened prior to his ascension. We all know America is a force for good and always has been, it was nice to hear our current President say so in front of a collection of the biggest leftwing, butthead, Euro-weenies.
And so, a quarter century after the United States Senate rejected the League of Nations – an idea for which Woodrow Wilson received this Prize – America led the world in constructing an architecture to keep the peace: a Marshall Plan and a United Nations, mechanisms to govern the waging of war, treaties to protect human rights, prevent genocide, and restrict the most dangerous weapons.
In many ways, these efforts succeeded. Yes, terrible wars have been fought, and atrocities committed. But there has been no Third World War. The Cold War ended with jubilant crowds dismantling a wall. Commerce has stitched much of the world together. Billions have been lifted from poverty. The ideals of liberty, self-determination, equality and the rule of law have haltingly advanced. We are the heirs of the fortitude and foresight of generations past, and it is a legacy for which my own country is rightfully proud.
Yes we did and thank you for saying so and reminding pretty much everyone listening to you that they can thank us as well.
This was far and away the most patriotic and proud speech about our country he has ever given and I applaud him for it. I walk though the rest of a memorable oration here.