Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, told Fox News’ Chris Wallace that President Barack Obama should not travel to Oslo in December to accept the Nobel Prize. Cheney called the prize a “farce” that could only be legitimized if the family of a US military member accepted it.
“I think the president himself understands he didn’t earn this prize and therefore the notion that this White House has said he would go to Oslo to accept the prize would add to the farce,” said Cheney.
She offered the following proposal: “I think what he ought to do, frankly, is send the mother of a fallen American soldier to accept the prize on behalf of the US military. Frankly, to send the message to remind the Nobel committee that each one of them sleeps soundly at night because the US armed forces, because the US military is the greatest peacekeeping force in the world today.”
It should come as no surprise that neoconservative columnist Bill Kristol disagrees with the Nobel committee. He responded to the award with sarcasm.
“It’s hard for me to be objective about this because I’m so disappointed personally,” he said. “I was up early Friday morning. I thought the phone might ring, you know. Pundits for peace. I deserve it pretty much. President Obama and I have done about the same amount to bring about world peace, I think.”
This video is from Fox’s Fox News Sunday, broadcast Oct. 11, 2009.