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Obama accepts Nobel, lays out stance on foreign policy

December 10, 2009 |  9:14 am

In just over 35 minutes, President Obama laid out his very personal vision of how the world works and his very public vision of foreign affairs that includes fighting just wars to win a just peace.

The president used his Nobel Peace Prize lecture as a forum to explain the Obama doctrine of foreign policy, one flexible enough to allow him to escalate the war in Afghanistan while calling for greater global cooperation in fighting poverty, global warming and advocating human rights around the world. It was part political science lesson, part sermon and part pure politics, designed to answer domestic and international critics.

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-- Michael Muskal

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