Liz Cheney to Obama: Nobel Is a 'Farce'

Ex-veep's kid wants prez to send military mom to pick up his prize
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 11, 2009 12:28 PM CDT
Liz Cheney on Fox News Sunday today.   (Fox News)
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(Newser) – Liz Cheney, ever as shy, quiet, and retiring as dear old dad, thinks President Obama's Nobel Prize is a "farce," and wants him to "send a real signal" by sending the mother of a fallen soldier to Oslo to collect his Nobel—to underscore the importance of war efforts. The Nobel Committee wants "to live in the world where the US is not dominant," she told Fox News Sunday.

"The notion that this White House says he will go to Oslo to accept this prize just adds to the farce," Cheney said. "I think what he ought to do frankly is send a mother of a fallen American soldier to accept the prize on behalf of the US military and frankly to remind the Nobel Committee that each one of them sleeps soundly at night because the US military is the greatest peacekeeping force in the world today."