Best of the Web Today: Obama vs. the World - WSJ.com: "In 2009, of course, Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." Those efforts consisted of . . . well, nothing really. After all, he'd been in office less than a year. As we wrote at the time, "this staggeringly premature honor" was "the equivalent of a lifetime-achievement Oscar for a child star."
The Nobel press release pretty much acknowledged that Obama's accomplishments were notional: "Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world's attention and given its people hope for a better future." The Norwegians awarded Obama "the world's" highest honor simply for being who he was--or what they imagined him to be."
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