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Obama defends U.S. wars as he accepts peace prize


December 10, 2009

BEN FELLER Associated Press Writer OSLO

President Barack Obama entered the pantheon of Nobel Peace Prize winners with humble words this morning, acknowledging his own few accomplishments while delivering a robust defense of war and promising to use the prestigious prize to "reach for the world that ought to be." A wartime president honored for peace, Obama became the first sitting U.S. president in 90 years and the third ever to win the prize some say prematurely. In this damp, chilly Nordic capital to pick it up, he and his wife, Michelle, whirled through a day filled with Nobel pomp and c...

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