Nobel Laureate Knocked by Human Rights Groups
6:08 PM, Oct 9, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
Eli Lake reports:
Whoever could Mr. Malinowski be talking about? Among the president's other critics quoted in the piece are the president of the Save Darfur Coaltion, the executive director of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (which the administration just defunded), the executive director of Freedom House, and the head of the ACLU. But this president rejects the false choice between appeasing human rights abusers and supporting human rights. A senior administration official dismisses any "notion that there is some kind of trade-off between acting in a coldly interest-based way versus working in an idealistic [way]." And let's be clear: Barack Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize. We may not know precisely what he's done to deserve it, but as one man on the street tells the Associated Press, obviously there was some "behind the scenes" work that the Nobel committee was aware of...