Nobel peace prize

Premature Nobel Peace Prize?

10/13/2009 - 20:00

We don’t see dark conspiracies and anti-Israel motives behind last week’s surprise announcement that President Barack Obama is this year’s Nobel Peace Prize winner.  Claims that the choice was in part an effort to pressure him to be tougher with Israel or avoid a military confrontation with Iran strike us as the kind of reflexive, strident talk that plays well on talk shows but has little meaning in the real world.

That said, we, like so many others, are scratching our heads over what looks like a premature selection.

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