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October 15, 2009

charles_krauthammerOctober 16, 2009

Debacle in Moscow

By Charles Krauthammer

WASHINGTON — About the only thing more comical than Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize was the reaction of those who deemed the award “premature,” as if the brilliance of Obama’s foreign policy is so self-evident and its success so assured that if only the Norway Five had waited a few years, his Nobel worthiness would have been universally acknowledged.

To believe this, you have to be a dreamy adolescent (preferably Scandinavian and a member of the Socialist International) or an indiscriminate imbiber of White House talking points. After all, this was precisely the spin on the president’s various apology tours through Europe and the Middle East: National self-denigration — excuse me, outreach and understanding — is not meant to yield immediate results; it simply plants the seeds of good feeling from which foreign policy successes shall come.

Chauncey Gardiner could not have said it better. Well, at nine months, let’s review.

What’s come from Obama holding his tongue while Iranian demonstrators were being shot and from his recognizing the legitimacy of a thug regime illegitimately returned to power in a fraudulent election? Iran cracks down even more mercilessly on the opposition and races ahead with its nuclear program.

via RealClearPolitics – Debacle in Moscow.

  1. Rodger permalink
    October 16, 2009 5:11 AM

    Reductio ad absurtum. Obama obviously acted unilaterally by “gaving up” the Missle Defense Shield (together with Poland and the Czech Republic) and Putin reciprocated by announcing he will not support sanctions against Iran. Who negotiated this foreign policy success. Franz Kafka is alive and well.

  2. whatsso4me permalink
    October 16, 2009 7:16 AM

    Obama the non-president.

  3. carterthewriter permalink
    October 16, 2009 12:37 PM

    This was awarded to Obama as an acknowledgement to his joining the club.


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