Can you imagine the absolute hysteria that would follow an announcement like – “Donald Trump wins the Nobel Peace Prize”?
The level of apoplectic shock would be BIBLICAL!
But there is an argument to be made, that IF (notice the BIG IF) the two Koreas can end their decades-old war, President Trump should be the man credited with ending the hostility.
Again, I think it’s morel likely than not that the Korean War does not end here, but we can’t be faulted for hoping for the best and praying for peace, can we?
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If the two Koreas can cease the fighting, the South Korean leader has already gone on record and said that Trump would deserve the Nobel Peace Prize.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in has shaken off a suggestion that he receive the Nobel Peace Prize, saying that U.S. President Donald Trump “can take the Nobel prize” as long as the Koreas receive peace in return…
Moon held a summit with current leader Kim Jong Un last week in which Moon and Kim, the son of Kim Jong Il, walked together across the tense border and agreed to a raft of initiatives meant to ease animosity. Moon responded to the suggestion of Nobel glory by saying, “President Trump can take the Nobel prize. The only thing we need is peace,” according to the South’s presidential office.
Even one of President Trump’s greatest detractors, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), couldn’t discount a Peace Prize for Trump if the Korean War were to finally end. Of course, Schiff’s “praise” contained some backhanded elements as well, “I think it’s more than fair to say that the combination of the president’s unpredictability and indeed his bellicosity had something to do with North Korea’s willingness to come to the table,” Schiff said on ABC’s This Week. “But before the president takes too much credit or hangs out the ‘mission accomplished’ banner, he needs to realize we may go into a confrontational phase, and he may not want the full blame if things go south.”
Senator Lindsey Graham echoed Schiff (but left out the anti-Trump snark), and argued that Trump would be most deserving of the peace prize, should hostilities finally end, because without Trump we would not be having these discussions of peace.
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However, as I said when we started this conversation, the whole idea of peace in Korea carries with it a very big “IF.”
National Security Advisor John Bolton played his best “Debbie Downer” and poured cold water on the notion that we may be on the verge of peace in Korea. While it’s natural for everyone to hope for the best (as we should), Bolton is also urging everyone to remain realistic and to wait for concrete evidence that North Korea is really making the changes they say they’re willing to make.
There’s nobody starry eyed around here. And we’ve all been called a number of things, naive is not usually one of them. I think the president sees the is a potential here for a historic agreement — a breakthrough that nobody could have imagined even a few months ago. That potential is there.
But as he says repeatedly, the potential for no deal at all is also there. And we’re not going to know until we actually have the meeting and see what Kim Jong-un is prepared to do. It certainly the case that the mere words aren’t going to sway anybody…
We’ve heard similar things from North Korea before. That’s why I think that while we should be optimistic in pursuing the opportunity, we should be skeptical of rhetoric until we see some concrete evidence.
Bolton is right. We should remain clear-headed, and dubious about the intentions of the North Korean regime…
But how CRAZY would it be to see President Trump winning a Nobel Peace Prize for ending a war that’s been going on for almost 70 years?
It would be crazy, and better yet, it would drive the left INSANE!
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