Oct 102009

Blogger Mark Kleiman makes the case that Barak Obama is the right person to have been given the prize as ”the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses.”

The problem is, there are many other contenders for that honor. To name a few:

  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Hugo Chavez
  • Al Gore
  • Wen Jiabao
  • Kim Jong-il
  • Robert Mugabe
  • Vladimir Putin
  • Than Shwe
  • Manuel Zelaya

There is no question that Barak Obama also belongs in that list. But has he really done more than all of those worthies?