Yeah, right, only if the British and the French did not think they were too clever and they are actually preparing Hitler to contain the soviets, there would be no Hitler's army. Nor will be Saddam Hussein's, few decades later, if the United States and Saudi Arabia did not want to use him as a prop against Iran. The point is there are always solutions other than war, if you accept equality of rights - of voicing an opinion, maintaining freedom and of earning the daily bread - for everyone.
I am actually surprised President Obama said this. He was receiving a Nobel Peace Prize. In my mind, that prize is given to honour extraordinary individuals who followed the path of peace in the face of extreme difficulties. Like Martin Luther King, who Obama mentions. Gandhi, who he does not mention because he never got a Nobel, but in fact, mentions in context - in that extraordinary comment he made.
President Obama used the podium of the Nobel Peace Prize to preach a doctrine of war: One must fight wars for what one thinks right. Stunning assertion - from someone who is the great liberal hope of our generation - which actually means that we shall keep fighting wars as we will continue to disagree.
Hang your head in shame, everyone. The only person who earns a brownie point today is Lord Acton: Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.