A new CNN poll shows 56% of Americans disapprove of the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama.
Committee chairman, Thorbjorn Jagland, defends the decision saying “He got the prize for what he has done,” which at the time of Obama’s unanimous nomination (Feb 1) was diddly. But while the world may not be safer, it is “less tense” according to Jagland.
Exactly which part of the world is less tense: Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Korea, Pakistan, Darfur? Maybe the committee is just less anxious about America’s kinder, gentler commander-in-chief.