On that Nobel Peace Prize

White House/Pete Souza

President Barack Obama looks at the Nobel Peace Prize medal at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway, Dec. 10, 2009.

Misjudging Obama’s future by giving him the Peace Prize has proven embarrassing to the Nobel committee. Obama’s failures, tragically exemplified by the murderous September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, will be his presidency’s real foreign-policy legacy.

Withdrawing American strength from global hot spots, slashing defense budgets and debilitating reductions in US military capabilities, and Obama’s unwillingness to defend American interests and values, will not leave a more peaceful world but a more insecure one.

That’s why Obama and the Nobel Committee are wrong. Both believe that American strength is provocative and unsettling to international peace and security, but in fact the exact opposite is true. American weakness is provocative and unsettling, and we have a very weak president indeed.

— John Bolton is former US ambassador to the United Nations

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