Among many sad episodes in recent American history, one of the saddest is the move by those on the right to criticize President Obama for being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Some of the critics act as though Mr. Obama has awarded it to himself. He has not. The decision on recipients comes from a selection committee. Beyond that, there is the great honor of having our nation’s leader being chosen as a recipient. It’s an honor and a public relations coup for both the President and the country, at a time when international cooperation is a critical component in the fight against the international terrorist conspiracy that continues to threaten the U.S. and the world.
This goes beyond reasonable political differences. For members of the party of “NO!” to attack the president on this front is simply shameful.