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Swedish Reporter To Obama: Is Nobel Peace Prize Creating 'Dilemma' When Planning Syria Attac

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 Obama held a wide-ranging press conference in Sweden relating to the White House's effort to build support for a strike on Syria in the wake of that government's use of chemical weapons on civilians. One Swedish reporter cornered Obama on the contradictions contained in the fact that a Nobel Peace Prize winner is planning to launch his second war against a sovereign nation.

"I was wondering," the reporter began, "could you describe the dilemma to being a Nobel Peace Prize winner and getting ready to attack Syria?"

The president replied that, when he delivered the speech accepting that award in 2009, he made it clear that the use of force to safeguard peace is sometimes necessary:

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