by Cathy Ruse
October 9, 2009
It was announced this morning that President Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Reuters reports that The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Obama for his
extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation
But this prize was apparently awarded *prospectively*, since the nomination
deadline for the prize came less than two weeks after Obama took office.
So what actions did Obama as President take before the February 1st deadline
that gave the committee such assurance of his future worthiness of the
On January 20 he called for the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and
declared his intention to give multiple rights and privileges to homosexual
On January 22 he issued an order announcing his intention to close
On January 23 he issued an order authorizing tax dollars for abortions
As Michael Novak wrote in National Review Online at the time: These first
steps were unworthy of a great nation and unworthy of a serious leader.
Mother Teresa called abortion the greatest destroyer of peace. But
according to the Nobel committee, forcing taxpayers to fund it gets you a