Go Slow, Oslo!

The Obama Peace Prize is nice, but it could turn out that the Nobel Committee was a little premature with all their adoration.


If you’re living in a refugee camp in Darfur, you might be thinking: “Uh, a little help over here?”

Champagne is being popped, medals are being passed out, and folks are still hurting. There’s no doubt that Obama is doing everything he can, but it’s a sad commentary on his predecessors and contemporaries that he’s winning an award for doing what a head of state is supposed to do.

It’s like the old Chris Rock routine about people who brag, “I take care of my kids” or “I’ve never been to jail”—you’re supposed to take care of you kids. Presidents are supposed to make peace.

Barack who?

If you’re a past Nobel winner who’s been beaten, tortured or grown old in prison like Elie Wiesel, Desmond Tutu or Aung San Suu Kyi, you might be shaking your head like, “For real?”