Jimmy Carter has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The timing could hardly be worse; it shows how out of touch the Nobel committee is. The Wall Street Journal has re-run Gabriel Schoenfeld’s review of Carter’s book, Living Faith. It pretty well sums up Carter’s cluelessness, both as President and thereafter. In recent years, some of Carter’s actions, especially concerning Cuba, have been borderline treasonous. I wouldn’t be surprised if the award becomes the occasion for some outrageous statements by Carter about Iraq and the war on terrorism generally. Nor would I be surprised if that’s what the Nobel committee had in mind.
Update: That’s exactly what the Nobel committee intended. The committee’s chairman has confirmed that the award to Carter was made “relevant” by the situation in Iraq, and that the award was intended to “send a message to Washington.” Disgusting.
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