On the same day that Iran once again threatened to annihilate Israel, the trustees of the inventor of TNT with one witless act blew up the value of the Nobel Peace Prize. Numerous prior honorees must be questioning the significance of their accomplishments in relationship to this year’s recipient.
Nominations for the prize must be submitted prior to Feb. 1 of the year of its awarding. President Obama at that time served less than two weeks in office. What on earth were they thinking? Not having any notable accomplishment in the promotion of world peace to this date, it is unthinkable that this once august body would award the Nobel Peace Prize to a relative novice on the world stage. The formerly high standards for future awards have been irrevocably restated.
While President Obama may become a world statesman and may bring peace to the world, at this time his anointment is dangerously premature. His world junkets and attempts at calming world tensions have been ineffective. Neither North Korea nor Iran is showing any signs of capitulating from their aggressive stand on developing nuclear weapons. World peace has yet to be served well by this recipient.
The value of this formerly renowned prize has been enduringly tarnished.
George A. Percel