Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work resolving the Sino-Russian War. James Earl Carter was awarded it for brokering peace between Israel and Egypt. But in recent times, it seems great works of peace are no longer required.
Yaser Araft was awarded it even as the violent struggle between the Palestian Liberation Organization and Israel continued to be bloody and lethal. And if you ask a certain person named Shalit, its still going on. Or those living in Sderot.
Former Vice President Al Gore received the Peace Prize for his alarmist and suspect advocacy of the man-made global warming that he turned into a movie. Along with a money making lecture circuit and business in carbon offsets.
Mohamed ElBaradei, director of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency, is another recent winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. This in spite of the horrible fact Iran races ahead in developing nuclear weapons under ElBaradei's watch.
To complete the trajectory of making the Nobel Peace Prize into something found at the bottom of a box of Cracker Jacks, we have this morning's news. President Barack Hussein Obama has been awarded the prize.