Before his Nobel lecture, few noticed that Obama's major speech the week before on Afghanistan was laced throughout with the underpinnings of the "just war" doctrine -- a doctrine with ancient philosophical roots.
The Nobel Prize Committee has damaged its credibility by giving the 2009 Prize to Barack Obama. It should have chosen a make-up award from past credible peace makers.
What will President Obama say in his Nobel Peace Prize lecture? Eleven possible quibbles, questions and quotations: you decide.