If the prospect of winning the discredited bauble encourages them, so much the better. If not, giving the unlikely pair the Nobel peace prize can’t hurt. After all, both would slip easily into the cloaks of hypocrisy worn so well by many previous honorees.
Barack Obama had eight years in which to dissuade North Korea, but he irresponsibly squandered this time.
The first overseas visit of the American president has a clear anti-Iranian character.
The supposed camaraderie between the two has cooled as the months have passed.
If there is no expectation of great success inside the country, it is time to win a loud and cost-effective victory in the international arena.