The RNC Agrees With The Taliban

October 09, 2009 10:27 am ET — Chris Harris

The global community honoring the American President with one of the world's top awards should be a cause for national celebration, not cheap political games. That the domestic political opposition party would echo the sentiments of one of our nation's fiercest enemies is truly striking.

Two Peas In A Pod

As news broke this morning that President Barack Obama had been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the president's adversaries quickly spoke out against the decision.

The Taliban, with which America is in the midst of an eight year war, condemned the award, saying:

We have seen no change in his strategy for peace. He has done nothing for peace in Afghanistan. He has not taken a single step for peace in Afghanistan or to make this country stable... We condemn the award of the Noble Peace Prize for Obama. We condemn the institute's awarding him the peace prize. We condemn this year's peace prize as unjust.

A few hours later, the Republican National Committee released the following statement:

The real question Americans are asking is, "What has President Obama actually accomplished?"  It is unfortunate that the president's star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights.  One thing is certain - President Obama won't be receiving any awards from Americans for job creation, fiscal responsibility, or backing up rhetoric with concrete action.

That the domestic political opposition party would echo the sentiments of one of our nation's fiercest enemies is truly striking.  The global community honoring the American President with one of the world's top awards should be a cause for national celebration, not cheap political games.

One could expect this reaction from our nation's enemies, but it is unseemly and downright unpatriotic coming from American political leaders.

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