They even admit that it's NOT what he's done in 9 months as President, it's what he MIGHT do. Consider too that Barack Obama was nominated for this prize just two weeks into his presidency. In other words, Barry won for the sole reason that he's not George W. Bush. And that's why the Nobel Prize committee has become a complete and utter joke:
President Barack Obama said Friday that he was humbled by the decision of the Norwegian Nobel Committee to award him the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.Bottom line, 9 months into his presidency and Barack Obama hasn't accomplished anything, abroad or at home--his record so far speaks for itself. This is nothing but liberal treachery with a big 'F U' to the Bush administration. If Barry had any conscience he would've turned down the award. But he doesn't.
"I am both surprised and deeply humbled," Obama said at the White House.
"I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments. But rather as an affirmation of American leadership. ... I will accept this award as a call to action."
Obama said he did not feel he deserves "to be in the company" of past winners, but would continue to push a broad range of international objectives, including nuclear non-proliferation, a reversal of the global economic downturn, and a resolution of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
He acknowledged the ongoing U.S. conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, noting that he is the "commander in chief of a country that is responsible for ending" one war and confronting a dangerous adversary in another."This award is not simply about my administration," he said. It "must be shared" with everyone who strives for "justice and dignity."
The Nobel Committee said it decided to honor Obama for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
The president had not been mentioned as among front-runners for the prize, and the roomful of reporters in Oslo, Norway, gasped when Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Nobel committee, uttered Obama's name.