Obama stunned the world by reaching out to Islam -- not from Washington, not by way of TV or the Internet -- no, he traveled to Egypt and spoke to Islam as he would speak to us. And who topped that this year?
Some are questioning the decision to give the award a scant nine months after the onset of Obama's Presidency. Such questions ignore just how much Obama and his administration have accomplished in that short time.
Obama's detractors don't seem to understand that the Nobel Committee has offered not a false Medal of Distinguished Service to a green recruit, but a powerful weapon to a talented cadet eager to take to the battlefield.
Reading the near unanimous commentary about how Obama didn't really deserve this reward reminded me of those who doubted the candidacy of a young Senator who was "articulate" but had few accomplishments.
What better way for Obama to begin his labors of peace on the world stage than by impaneling a Truth Commission to investigate the wrongdoings of the Bush administration regarding their pre-emptive war with Iraq?
A word of caution to the president: The distance between being a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and perilously stuck in a quagmire is a nebulous one. There are no signs posted to inform you when you've arrived at the quagmire.