Nancy Gibbs worries that the Nobel Peace Prize just awarded our Dear Leader might hang like an albatross around his neck.
The Nobel committee cited “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” . . . But even his fans know that none of the dreams have yet come true, and a prize for even dreaming them can feed the illusion that they have.
Gibbs points to Greg Mortenson, who has devoted his life to building schools for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as a far more worthy candidate for a peace prize — someone whose actions are more eloquent than any of Obama’s speeches.
UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds has collected some great zingers relating to this “accomplishment.”
UPDATE: How did Obama win the Nobel Peace Prize? He was the tenth caller.