But he hasn’t done anything, they gasped, after the news that the president known in his youth as Barry Dunham had won the Nobel Peace Prize. Ah, but he has, he has, and Charles Krauthammer lists a bunch of them:
"…paying up U.N. dues, renewing actions on various wholly vacuous universalist declarations and agreements, and joining such Orwellian U.N. bodies as the Human Rights Council…indicted his own country for arrogance, for dismissiveness and derisiveness (toward Europe), for maltreatment of natives, for torture, for Hiroshima, for Guantánamo, for unilateralism, and for insufficient respect for the Muslim world."
Not to mention such actions as:
"Unilateral abrogation of our missile-defense arrangements with Poland and the Czech Republic…Indecision on Afghanistan…a determination to end the [Iraq] war according to rigid timetables…"
So you see, Barry has done quite a lot. You may not like it (I don’t) but the list is long and the Nobel committee, those acolytes of luminaries such as Arafat, Carter and Gore think it’s just peachy-keen.
UPDATE: Well, as I see in the LATimes that, technically, "the Nobel nominations were due by Feb. 1, the 12th day of the new Obama administration. By which time the new president had barely promised to close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility within one year, an absolute deadline now absolutely hopeless." Still, if they’d been disappointed by what transpired, I’m sure they could have revoked it. It’s their committee, after all.