The Nobel Peace Prize Committee once again proved, as I have posted before, that it regards the awarding of the prize as little more than a liberal popularity contest.
The Committee, which is made up of members of the Norwegian Parliament, awarded the prize to the Colombian President for his peace deal with the Marxist narco-terrorists that was rejected earlier this week in a referendum by the people of Colombia, as I noted in my last post. The deal includes impunity for the terrorists, which is hardly in keeping with the spirit of advancing peace. It is uncertain whether the prize winner will attempt to renegotiate the deal or resign.
If any individual deserves credit for the war ending in Colombia, it was the previous President of Colombia, conservative Alvaro Uribe, whose military campaign, aided by the United States, succeeded in striking major blows to the narco-terrorists and forcing them to negotiate after a half-century of guerilla warfare, financed by cocaine and kidnappings for ransom, and backed by the Socialist dictatorship of Venezuela, but the liberal Committee never honors leaders who end wars by militarily defeating enemies.
I am certain there were numerous others more worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize this year than the current awardee.