A random thought while waiting for a program to run. I know I am late to this topic, but this only just occurred to me:
Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize.
He responded to this honor by continuing to fight multiple wars, jumping into another one without congressional approval (whatever you think of its value, that is the truth of it), keeping the illegal Guantanamo prison running without major changes, and initiating the worst campaign of assassinations / “extra-judicial executions” (via drone strikes) ever perpetrated by the United States.
The EU won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Perhaps it is time to re-fortify the Maginot Line.