OBAMA’S NOBEL PRIZE WAS A “MISTAKE,” COMMITTEE NOW SAYS
In a shocking moment of clarity, the man responsible for handing a Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama – before he actually accomplished anything – might have been a bad idea.
In a book coming out today, former Nobel secretary Geil Lundestad writes that the committee had high hopes for Obama and that the Nobel Prize in October 2009 would give Obama a “boost.” Instead, the group was roundly criticized for giving the prize to a man who hadn’t been president long enough to accomplish anything.
Looking back over Mr. Obama’s presidency, Mr. Lundestad said, granting him the award did not fulfill the committee’s expectations.
“[We] thought it would strengthen Obama and it
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