Reader, Kevin, has pointed out that on NPR this morning, Steve Inskeep did not use the word "irony" but the word "awkward" in describing the President's accepting the Nobel Peace Prize one week after announcing an increase in troops for Afghanistan. I went back and listened again and Kevin is absolutely right: Mr. Inskeep used the word "awkward" not "ironic." I apologize for the error although I do not think it materially alters the argument I was making: There is nothing awkward about the President receiving the prize after announcing a strategy to contain and combat some of the leading disturbers of peace on the planet. Still, I regret the error and can only explain my mistake by noting that I had not had my second cup of coffee when I was in the car this morning listening to NPR. I thank Kevin for pointing it out.