Nobel Peace Prize to Obama?
The Nobel Peace Prize is kind of like Time magazine’s Man of the Year Award: Increasingly silly and irrelevant.
… How else to explain the naming of President Obama as this year’s recipient? He’s been in office less than nine months and doesn’t have any major foreign policy achievement to speak of, except, perhaps, to wow the self-appointed establishment elites of Europe and the European Union.*
The assertion that caught my attention: “His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population."
Is that really the foundation of Obama’s foreign policy? I’m curious to see how he applies it in Afghanistan. But, as we know, it’s really the view of patronizing Nobel committee members who want a bigger say in how America runs its affairs.**
* The fact the Nobel Peace Prize has become blatantly political, with strong and persistent whiffs of anti-Americanism, is almost too obvious to state at the outset.
** The anti-world government yahoos are going to come out of the woodwork on this one. Thanks a lot, Nobel committee.