Is It Time to Revoke Obama’s Peace Prize?

Not until we revoke Arafat's, ElBaradei's, writes Allahpundit

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 23, 2011 10:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – In the wake of the US military intervention in Libya, Bolivian President Evo Morales thinks it's time to take back President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize. On Hot Air, Allahpundit begs to differ. Despite Morales' insistence that no Nobel Peace Prize winner should lead "a gang to attack and invade," Allahpundit points out that Morales "has no problem with gangs attacking anyone, as long as they’re attacking for the 'right reasons.' He’s spouting pro-Gadhafi propaganda here, pure and simple."

And there are other less-deserving winners: "Until the Peace Prizes for Arafat and Iranian nuclear stooge Mohamed ElBaradei are revoked, I don’t want to hear anything about Obama’s. He may have been undeserving of the award, but at least he’s not antithetical to it," Allahpundit continues. In his Nobel lecture, Obama acknowledged the dilemma of using war to establish peace. "Whether war can achieve peace is a separate question from whether the war in Libya can achieve peace, but ... Morales himself seems to believe that Gadhafi steamrolling civilians better serves the cause of 'human rights and self-determination' than intervention."

President Barack Obama walks with his drink to his seat during the official dinner at the National Palace in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, March 22, 2011.
President Barack Obama walks with his drink to his seat during the official dinner at the National Palace in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, March 22, 2011.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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