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Obama earns Nobel Peace Prize in role-play as ISIS adviser

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By Doug Powers  •  September 14, 2014 10:59 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

From the New York Times via Twitchy, take the rest of the day to soak this one in:

Mr. Obama had what guests on Wednesday afternoon described as a bereft look as he discussed the murders of Mr. Foley and Mr. Sotloff, particularly because two other Americans are still being held. Days later, ISIS would report beheading a British hostage with another video posted online Saturday.

But the president said he had already been headed toward a military response before the men’s deaths. He added that ISIS had made a major strategic error by killing them because the anger it generated resulted in the American public’s quickly backing military action.

If he had been “an adviser to ISIS,” Mr. Obama added, he would not have killed the hostages but released them and pinned notes on their chests saying, “Stay out of here; this is none of your business.” Such a move, he speculated, might have undercut support for military intervention.

“Kinder, gentler terrorism.” He didn’t win that Nobel Peace Prize for nothing!

Obama also probably would have advised ISIS to pin OFA donation envelopes and voter registration forms to the shirts of released hostages.

Beyond parody.

**Written by Doug Powers

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