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The Award Isn’t Just Early; It Ignores the Early Results

Honest-to-god headlines in the Washington Post the day Obama won the Nobel Prize:

Egyptian Reform Activists Say U.S. Commitment Is Waning

17 Killed by Blast In Afghan Capital

N. Korea Swiftly Expanding Its Special Forces; Commandos Trained in Terror Tactics in Effort to Maintain Military Threat

Emerging Goal for Afghanistan: Weaken, Not Vanquish, Taliban; Distinction Between Taliban and Al-Qaeda Stressed

The award isn’t merely too early; on a lot of fronts, the world has become a more dangerous place in the past nine months.

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