|South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the Stable Genius|
From the day he was elected, the goal of Moon has been to ratchet down tensions between his country and North Korea--and he has done just that. But there remains an orange strand of hair in the ointment belonging to the unpredictable United States president Donald Trump.
The meeting between Trump, surrounded by war hawks, and North Korean President Kim Jong-un, expected in May or June, will be a delicate affair. There are already rumblings that the war hawks are advising Trump to make demands of Kim that could never be agreed to.
What to do?
A congratulatory message arrived at South Korea's Blue House from Lee Hee-ho, the widow of late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, in which she said Moon deserved to win the Noble prize in recognition of his efforts to bring peace and harmony to the peninsula, according to South Korean officials.
But it is much too early for such talk. The North Korean leader must survive the meeting with the Stable Genius to keep the North and South peace initiative intact.
What better way to keep the talks in line then by responding to the widow's letter by stating that it is Trump who deserves the Nobel Prize?
“President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. What we need is only peace,” Moon told a meeting of senior secretaries, according to a presidential Blue House official who briefed media.
That's how you counter U.S. war hawks, put the idea in the head of the egomaniac Trump getting the Noble Prize.
A senior adviser to Moon told Reuters last week that the South Korean government had a “comprehensive roadmap” that it was sharing with the United States ahead of Trump’s meeting with Kim.
Now that roadmap ends with a Nobel Prize for Trump. Brilliant!