The former director of the Nobel Institute, Geir Lundestad, recently revealed the real reason why President Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, in a new detailed memoir of his career. It turns out the award was an simply an attempt to incentivize and encourage President Obama to follow through with his calls at the time to limit the acquisition and proliferation of nuclear weapons throughout the world.
This obviously did not come to pass, as not only do many new countries, including North Korea and Iran, officially have plans to develop nuclear weapons, but the President himself has initiated four new war fronts in his presidency alone. Even Mr. Lundestad agrees that, in retrospect, the prize did not have the desired effects the committee intended.
So if we needed any more reason to despise the Nobel Peace Prize and its committee of unelected global bureaucrats, this latest admission has taken the cake, as it is now clear the the new criteria for the Nobel Peace Prize is not doing something great: It’s simply half-heartily promising!