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The following excerpt is from President Obamas speech from when he won the Nobel peace prize So part of our challenge is reconciling these two seemingly irreconcilable truths that war is sometimes necessary and war at some level is an expression of human folly Concretely we must direct our effort to the task that President Kennedy called for long ago Let us focus he said on a more practical more attainable peace based not on a sudden revolution in human nature but on a gradual evolution in human institutions A gradual evolution of human institutions There were many absurdities in Obamas speech He resurrected the concept of a just war to defend humanity from evil He also said we will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes Violence is never the answer to a solution Khaled Hosseinis novel A Thousand Splendid Suns and the war the US launched to overthrow Sadam Hussein both show that the solution to any conflict is not war It is more to show our anger than to find a solution No war has ever helped in attaining peace rather it has always reduced the possibility of peace Forcing war on someone is easy but forcing peace is impossibleThe US launched a war to overthrow Saddam Hussein in 2003 even though the IAEA had failed to find any weapons of mass destruction in Iraq At the time Saddam Hussein was desperately seeking a compromise with the international community The US was stubbornly determined on regime change and establishing control over Iraq No military strike was imminent but President Bush had concluded that Saddam and his nuclear chemical and biological weapons programs were such a major threat to the USthat the Iraqi dictator needed to be removedHowever the war brought not only so-called US-style democracy and liberty but also social political and humanitarian disaster It definitely did not create peace In addition A Thousand Splendid Suns
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