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Obama's Nobel Says 'Thank You, America'

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America awoke last Friday to the stunning news that its young president, Barack Obama, had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Naturally, in these hyper-partisan times, the award has elicited wild praise and unbalanced scorn back home, with darn near everybody trying to figure out why Obama was tapped for such a high honor just months into his first term. But as with all such awards, more was revealed about the selectors than the selected. So if the choice of Obama is inarguably premature, then what signal was Norway, one of America's oldest and most sensible friends, trying to send?

Continue reading this week's New Rules column at WPR.

Reader Comments (2)

Thank YOU, Mr. Barnett. Well put.
October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterC.Yee
Perfect capture of "key foreign policy" analyses. Terrifically written.
October 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMary Kelly

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