The nomination deadline for the “Peace Prize” is eight months before the announcement, with a strictly enforced deadline of Feb. 1st. How did Obama do all that he is lauded to do in 12 days?? This is just what every Narcissist needs. this will just feed his pathological narcissism that he is more than what he really is. He has done nothing to promote Peace in the 12 day he was in office until the deadline! In his defense he has gone on a world wide apology tour, backed down to Russia and abandoned Poland and the Czech Republic, and Bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia.
Is this a political attempt to increase his stature so that he can more easily obtain the Climate Cap and Tax bill in the Senate before Copenhagen in December? Is this a way of making amends for having seen Obama being made a fool, by his own doing, in Copenhagen before the International Olympics committee. This is clearly a Fix of Global Proportion!
“The Nobel Committee said he won it for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”.
The committee highlighted Mr Obama’s efforts to support international bodies and promote nuclear disarmament.
Mr Obama’s spokesman said the president was “humbled” to have won the prize. He said he woke Mr Obama up when he called with the news early on Friday.
There were a record 205 nominations for this year’s peace prize. Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Chinese dissident Hu Jia had been among the favourites.
The laureate – chosen by a five-member committee – wins a gold medal, a diploma and 10m Swedish kronor ($1.4m).
“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the Norwegian committee said in a statement.
“His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.”
Asked why the prize had been awarded to Mr Obama less than a year after he took office, Nobel Committee head Thorbjoern Jagland said: “It was because we would like to support what he is trying to achieve”.
“It is a clear signal that we want to advocate the same as he has done,” he said.
He specifically mentioned Mr Obama’s work to strengthen international institutions and work towards a world free of nuclear arms.’