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Obama did nothing to deserve Nobel Peace Prize? Hugo Chávez and Mike Huckabee agree!

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It takes a lot to get Venezuela's leftist firebrand Hugo Chávez and conservative former presidential contender Mike Huckabee to agree on something.

Sure, they have a couple things in common: one line zingers, a taste for schmaltz, perhaps. But that's about it.

Politically they'd never agree on anything, right? Just a few weeks ago, in an opinion piece entitled "Time to say goodbye to the United Nations," Mr. Huckabee lumped Mr. Chávez in with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi as "murdering thugs and despicable despots."

But when it comes President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, the two politicians are marching in lockstep.

"What has Obama done to deserve this prize?" asked Chavez in a column. "The jury put store on his hope for a nuclear arms-free world, forgetting his role in perpetuating his battalions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his decision to install new military bases in Colombia. For the first time, we are witnessing an award with the nominee having done nothing to deserve it: rewarding someone for a wish that is very far from becoming reality."


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