Like the American media, the snobbish Nobel elites are painting the prize as a sort of political cartoon of the Bush foreign policy. They claim Bush was a "go it alone" president, a "unilateral" menace that was incapable of "listening with respect" to others. And normally, he did things alone because our "allies" -- especially in Europe -- were nowhere to be found.
But Bush sought United Nations cooperation on many initiatives, and not just the war on terror. He built alliances to accomplish his objectives. He did more than any other American president to stop the spread of AIDS in Africa, which would seem like a Nobel Peace Prize objective.
The American and Norwegian mythmakers surrounding Obama honor him for his speeches and his good intentions. This is what liberals do: congratulate one another for their brilliant brains and bleeding hearts. What actually happens in history is beside the point. Ronald Reagan wins the Cold War, and Jimmy Carter gets the Nobel Prize, because he was, well, more peaceful. It's too comical to be taken seriously.
Reagan and the Bushes were never "honored" by the Nobel nabobs because they didn't share the organized hatreds of the Left. They didn't hate international business. They didn't hate the military. They didn't hate the idea that democracy and freedom were worth promoting as a superior system to the petty tyrannies that make up the majority of the United Nations.
Obama, on the other hand, wins the prizes because, like his Norwegian brothers, he doesn't see America as exceptional. He has described his own country as an arrogant power that's too greedy, too insular and too uneducated. The self-loathing international community loves a self-loathing American.
Norway's socialists are in the tank for Obama -- just as he is for them. But our national news media oughtn't be surprised. They are in the tank, too. In ogling Obama, they, like the Nobel Peace Prize committee, are participating in the complete shredding of their credibility as nonpartisan judges of political conduct.
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