Andrew Malcolm wrote this up yesterday, news from the last stop of Obama's Asia trip:
Even President Obama himself during his just-concluded trip to Asia admitted that he was surprised to receive the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year without actually producing any peace.
In fact, the rookie American president ordered his own troop surge, boosting U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan to 68,000. Now, the Democrat may be preparing to send more. And a Gallup Poll showed 61% of Americans didn't think he deserved the prize either.
Anyway, there he was in Seoul, the last stop of his journey.
And out of the Seoul sky, President Lee Myung-bak hands over to the American leader a tae kwon do outfit. And then Lee, who practices tae kwon do himself, presents Obama with a coveted black belt.
After zero long years of study.
A friend sends along this picture, which has been making the rounds and goes quite well with the story: