October 12, 2009
Much has already been said and written about President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize. Here's more.
The Nobel Prize, like the Pulitzer Prize for journalism, is an inside job in which liberals award liberals. The Nobel committee is packed with liberals appointed by liberal Norwegian legislators.
Giving the peace prize to Barack Obama is like giving the Super Bowl trophy to a football team after only two games…in the pre-season. Obama has done nothing, except make the world safer for terrorists.
This award, for which Obama was nominated less than two weeks after his inauguration -- and just before he decides whether to send more troops into Afghanistan -- is a wish by the Nobel Committee that he won't.
Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II liberated people. They never won a Nobel Peace Prize. The committee gives it to losers like Jimmy Carter, Bishop Tutu and the terrorist Yasser Arafat.
That tells you all you need to know.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.