The Nobel Peace Prize was given to President Obama to encourage him to be the man of peace he has not been. Unfortunately, it was given before he had done anything for peace, such that he almost did not come to the ceremony. Only now does the truth comes out and with regret.

1. Given for the wrong reason

2. New book reveals Nobel “mistake”

The former director of Norway’s Nobel Institute revealed this week that he regrets the committee’s decision to give the 2009 Nobel Peace award to President Obama.

Geil Lundestad, director at the institute for 25 years, said in his just-published memoir that he and the committee had unanimously decided to grant the award to Mr. Obama just after his election in 2009 more in hopes of aiding the American president to achieve his goals on nuclear disarmament, rather than in recognition of what Mr. Obama had already accomplished.

Looking back over Mr. Obama’s presidency, Mr. Lundestad said, granting him the award did not fulfill the committee’s expectations.

“[We] thought it would strengthen Obama and it didn’t have this effect,” he told the Associated Press in an interview. via Washington Times

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