On that Nobel Peace Prize

White House/Pete Souza

President Barack Obama looks at the Nobel Peace Prize medal at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 2009.

Misjudging Obama’s future by giving him the Peace Prize has proven embarrassing to the Nobel committee. Obama’s failures, tragically exemplified by the murderous September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, will be his presidency’s real foreign-policy legacy.

Withdrawing American strength from global hot spots, slashing defense budgets and debilitating reductions in US military capabilities, and Obama’s unwillingness to defend American interests and values, will not leave a more peaceful world but a more insecure one.

That’s why Obama and the Nobel Committee are wrong. Both believe that American strength is provocative and unsettling to international peace and security, but in fact the exact opposite is true. American weakness is provocative and unsettling, and we have a very weak president indeed.

— John Bolton is former US ambassador to the United Nations

Also Visit
AEIdeas Blog The American Magazine

What's new on AEI

With Ukraine, Putin is courting the home crowd
image Ayn Rand vs. Paul Ryan
image Fighting for us: The real stakes in Israel’s war
image Obama failed to stop the Islamic State when he had the chance
AEI on Facebook
Events Calendar
  • 28
    MON
  • 29
    TUE
  • 30
    WED
  • 31
    THU
  • 01
    FRI
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Is Medicare's future secure? The 2014 Trustees Report

Please join AEI as the chief actuary for Medicare summarizes the report’s results, followed by a panel discussion of what those spending trends are likely to mean for seniors, taxpayers, the health industry, and federal policy.

Friday, August 01, 2014 | 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Watergate revisited: The reforms and the reality, 40 years later

Please join us as four of Washington’s most distinguished political observers will revisit the Watergate hearings and discuss reforms that followed.

No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled today.
No events scheduled this day.
No events scheduled this day.