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Push for peace is challenging
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Maybe next time, they'll award the Nobel Peace Prize at the end of a politician's tenure rather than the beginning. There was always something mildly farcical about the Swedish committee recognizing President Obama's lofty rhetoric in advance of real achievements.It's like awarding the Oscar before the movie's released.But here's the thing: If Obama can pull off the three-cushion bank shot he's attempting in the Middle East -- fighting ISIS extremists to a standstill without committing U.S. ground troops in a futile quest to remake Iraq and Syria in the American image -- he'll definitely deserve some kind of prize.Odds would appear to be against him. Not that anybody's got a better idea.Polls show while strong majorities of Americans support taking the fight to ISIS fanatics, few expect a mighty victory.