How much has Obama’s Nobel Prize for Peace influenced his conduct of foreign policy? That’s what I was wondering as I prepared this piece for Politico, President Obama’s ‘surrealpolitik.’
The decision by the Norwegian Nobel Committee to hand Obama the prize was an attempt to make him live up to an award he didn’t deserve by adopting the panel’s naive philosophy of negotiation at all costs. Obama has lived up to expectations, placing faith in the goodwill of bad men who want to negotiate long enough to complete their evil designs.
It’s a callow approach that will do indelible harm to U.S. national security and cost many lives.
I hope you have a chance to take a look.