To Oslo for Peace…

By Night

 President Obama isn’t here yet, but the city is breathing anticipation–not all of it positive.  For 99 Norwegian Crowns one can buy an Obama t-shirt with “Hope” across the bottom, and for 0 Crowns one can enjoy Greenpeace’s characteristically aggressive campaigning for environmental issues.

So in just a few hours the President will board Air Force One and begin his 26 hours in Oslo, to accept a controversial and arguably confusing peace prize, just days after ordering the deployment of 30-thousand more American troops to Afghanistan.  This is an uncomfortable time; an insecure time; and this is the time in which we live.

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