Obama made a statement in his speech to which I take exception:
The Nobel committee's choice of Obama as this year's laureate sparked controversy, in part because he is a of reapresident waging two wars abroad. Obama said force is sometimes necessary, but said that is simply "a recognition of history, the imperfections of man, and the limits of reason
It's not the limits of reason, but the betrayal of reason which makes war a necessity. If we all used reason, war would never be necessary. To claim "the limits of reason" as the cause of war, states that reason is insufficient and that human beings are incapable of reaching peaceful co-existence through the use of reason. Preceding the part about "a recognition of history", Obama stated something to the effect that claiming the necessity of war is not a call to cynicism, but attributing the necessity of war to the limits of reason is, indeed, cynical.
I suggest we test the limits of reason first. I assure you the outcomes will be less violent.