Via BBC News
US President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
The Nobel Committee said he was awarded it for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples”.
The committee highlighted Mr Obama’s efforts to strengthen international bodies and promote nuclear disarmament.
There were a record 205 nominations for this year’s prize. Zimbabwe’s prime minister and a Chinese dissident had been among the favourites. Continue Reading….
It’s a bit early in the day to be handing out a Nobel Peace Prize! What has Barack done so far far to deserve such an honour?
“his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples” hasn’t exactly led to world peace yet.
US/UK Troops are still being sent out to Afghanistan, the war still rages on in the Middle East and the bid to promote nuclear disarmament hasn’t been a huge success!
OK so he hasn’t had much time yet, but at best this all seems more than a little premature.
Anyway congratulations President Obama.