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Obama’s Nobel peace prize didn’t have the desired effect, former Nobel official reveals


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I like how EVERY headline or trending post references the same paraphrased "excerpt" expressing the "mistake";except, Lundestad himself clarifies he never said what everyone is saying he said.  

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"In retrospect, we could say that the argument of giving Obama a helping hand was only partially correct," Lundestad writes, according to VG newspaper. Lundestad explains that it became impossible for Obama to live up to the high expectations placed upon him. "Many of Obama's supporters believed it was a mistake," he writes. "As such, it did not achieve what the committee had hoped for."

Following the media interest in Lundestad's memoir, the Norwegian historian called a press conference on Thursday to deny that he had implied that Obama didn't deserve the prize. "Several of you have written that I believe the prize to Obama a mistake, but then you can not have read the book," Lundestad told the assembled reporters, according to VG. "It says nowhere that it was a mistake to give Obama the Peace Prize."

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I do wish he had made more peace. 

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