Students at the University of Southern California believe President Obama still deserves his Nobel Peace Prize, despite his stated preference for war with Syria.
How did they defend this view? They couldn’t.
In a video interview with Katherine Timpf of Campus Reform, USC students expressed confidence that Obama was still worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize he won just a few months after taking office in 2009.
“I’m a huge Obama fan and yes, I think he does,” said one female student.
But when asked what Obama had done to promote peace, she confessed she couldn’t think of any examples.
Another student said she supported everything that he was doing. His very existence was creating peace, she said.
“I just feel like in general being a good guy, it’s just creating a lot more peace and like, mellow,” she said. “The fact that he is for the people creates peace in and of itself.”
When asked how she could support Obama’s Syrian policies but oppose Bush’s Iraq policies, she justified the contradiction by stating, “Bush, I just didn’t like him.”
A male student said Obama’s foreign policy was particularly praiseworthy. But when asked why, he gave a vague response.
“I feel like he has strengthened diplomatic ties in countries,” he said. “Mostly good-natured intentions.”