A good speech generally by our president in defending war as a necessity and acknowledging the presence of evil in the world. Mr. Obama would have done even better and been more statesmanlike if he had taken this undeserved prize and promised to give it to someone more deserving.
Rob Schwarzwalder of the Family Research Council has a good suggestion for someone far more worthy of this award: Gao Zhisheng, a Christian human riights attorney in China who has been missing since Feb. 4. Imagine the credit Obama would have received if he has said he would give it to Gao and demand that the Chinese release him. Talk about the audacity of hope!