Another Washington Post liberal dismissive of Obama's Nobel Peace Prize:
This morning it was liberal Richard Cohen
Now it's liberal Ruth Marcus
This is ridiculous -- embarrassing, even.
... the peace prize? This is supposed to be for doing, not being -- and it’s no disrespect to the president to suggest he hasn’t done much yet. Certainly not enough to justify the peace prize. (...)
Obama gets the award for, what, a good nine months? Or maybe a good two weeks -- the nominations were due Feb. 1.
Marcus sensibly takes the view that Obama got the prize for ten days or nine months "work" and very properly dismisses any notion that the prize has anything to do with Obama's reversal of the neoconservative posture on war and torture (first with an electoral victory, followed by policy changes).
It's good that the Washington Post has such astute liberal columnists. Kudos to Fred Hiatt for keeping them on the payroll.
The posture may have changed but the reality hasn't. Obama has been a rather famous disappointment on torture and civil liberties and transparency.
"Astute" is never a word that comes to mind where Cohen is concerned.
Come to think of it, neither does "liberal," until you consider that a typical Cohen column contains a liberal amount of stupid.