I can't say I'm the least bit surprised; if a terrorist pig like Arafat can win the "Nobel Peace Prize", I suppose anyone can; even a man who has done nothing constructive. Yes, even a man who strides the Earth like a Colossus, replete with the hollowness of the original structure at Rhodes can be honored as a "peacemaker".
Obama is shaping up to be one of the most transformational figures in American history. Alas, the transformation is not beneficial for America, or the world at large. Peace is not "made" it is won.
This “Internationalist” is bent on taking cues from failed, emasculated states like the EU and remaking America in their image. Needless to say the “International Community” is enthralled, thinking this more malleable U.S. will be good for “the World”.
Much of the EU is defenseless, depending on the U.S. for their safety for more than 60 years. They no little of the horror and carnage of the past and they seem to care even less.
As for the U.S., we seem to have short memories. We are easily lulled into a sense of well being by flowery rhetoric about “peace”, “hope” and “change” while our enemies relentlessly plot against us. A mere 8 years after 9/11 we have filed that dark day into the ancient history file, seemingly unaware that something even more ghastly could happen tomorrow.
This President’s sophomoric worldview, combined with his pathological need to be loved by the “community of the World” may well prove to be a tragic combination.
At 56, I can honestly say that I have NEVER felt less safe in my life. "Colossus" is no more; a victim of relentless reality. President Obama would do well to examine those realities lest the same fate befall him, and his countrymen.