Michael Ledeen on Obama’s Nobel Prize

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Friday, October 09, 2009 at 9:52 am

I emailed Michael Ledeen, the neoconservative scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, for comment on President Obama receiving the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. His response:

The Nobel Committee is following its well-known proclivity of awarding the Peace Prize to people who make war more likely. Remember Jimmy Carter and Yasser Arafat?

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Turn It Down | The League of Ordinary Gentlemen
Pingback posted October 9, 2009 @ 11:47 am

[...] X: Wow – this award has provoked a bipartisan race to the bottom. Michael Ledeen wastes not time in suggesting that Obama “makes war more likely.” On the other side of the fence, [...]


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Pingback posted October 9, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

[...] As expected, a number of conservatives have reacted to Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize by highlighting the incontrovertible fact that Barack Obama — far from a missionary of peace — is actually a weak willed appeaser like Neville Chamberlain, and as Michael Ledeen earlier suggested, is making the world a more dangerous place. [...]


bimplebean
Comment posted October 9, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

What a dick. Carter brokered peace between Israel and Egypt. Anyone see them go to war lately? Of course not. Ledeen has it all wrong.


strangely_enough
Comment posted October 9, 2009 @ 4:26 pm

Shouldn't Ledeen be out ginning up a new war so someone else can win the Nobel for stopping/preventing it?
Oddly, the Nobel Committee's “well-known proclivity of awarding the Peace Prize to people who make war more likely,” somehow missed Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Ledeen himself.


William Ockham
Comment posted October 9, 2009 @ 7:06 pm

Really, Michael Ledeen? You asked Ledeen? Granted, you can count on him to say something really stupid, but you should be ashamed of yourself for taking that idiot seriously.


Pug
Comment posted October 11, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

Michael Ledeen has the credibility of Bill Kristol. Zero.


texasaggie
Comment posted October 14, 2009 @ 10:49 pm

I seem to remember that this same Ledeen (are there more of them?) was involved in preparing the forged letter that claimed that Hussein had imported tons of yellowcake from Niger. Are his thoughts actually of any consequence?


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