|Damaged Monumental Arch at the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria |
after it was retaken from ISIS by government forces | Omar Sanadik/Reuters
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize Unlikely
Donald Trump’s quest for a Nobel Peace Prize was always more a product of his self-regard and endless competition with Barack Obama than a realistic possibility. But, when Trump threatened the destruction of Iran’s cultural sites if Iran attacked the U.S. after he ordered the assassination of their top general, Qassem Soleimani, he became more likely to be compared to terrorist-like ISIS and its destruction of Palmyra and the Taliban destruction of stone Buddha statues than a Nobel laureate.
Posted by Floyd Ciruli at 11:17:00 AM