Imagine There’s No Peace Prize, It’s Easy If You Try
posted at 2:30 pm on October 9, 2009 by Dafydd ab Hugh
So at the very moment that President Barack H. Obama convenes his “war council” to decide whether to accept Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s recommendation to expand operations in Afghanistan — changing to a counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy and adding 40,000 additional troops to the war effort — the Norwegian Nobel Committee announces that the president, who has fewer peace-related accomplishments (or accomplishments of any sort) and done less for the advancement of peace than possibly any previous recipient, has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
Could the two be connected? Is the committee attempting to nudge Obama towards rejecting McChrystal’s strategy in favor of withdrawal and appeasement of the Taliban? It could even be a direct bribe, since it includes more than a million dollars in prize money.
Nah; I’m sure there’s no connection and no bribery. It’s just another one of those amazing coincidences that seem to swirl around liberals and leftists.
(A reporter at the White House press briefing noted that Obama was nominated twelve days after being inaugurated. Now there’s an accomplishment!)
Cross-posted on Big Lizards…