Sarah Palin, Newt Love Obama Speech

Conservatives like the tough talk from the president
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 10, 2009 6:09 PM CST
President Obama holds his Nobel Peace Prize diploma and medal.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – Conservatives just love President Obama's Nobel speech today, at least the parts in which he talked about the US responsibility to fight "evil" in the world. “I liked what he said," Sarah Palin tells USA Today. "Of course, war is the last thing I believe any American wants to engage in, but it's necessary. We have to stop these terrorists."

Newt Gingrich thought it "very historic" that a "liberal president" told the Nobel panel they wouldn't be able to have a peace prize without the occasional use of force. A senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations sums it up this way to Politico: “If Bush had said these things, the world would be filled with violent denunciations. When Obama says them, people purr. That is fine by me.”

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