Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

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Republicans will likely find a way to turn this into an example of Socialism, but Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Price.

In a surprising announcement this morning, the annual award's committee cited the President "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

Obama is only the third sitting President to earn the honor, following Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Despite his short time in his office, the Oslo-based committee said:

"We are awarding Obama for what he has done. Many other people and leaders and nations have to respond in a positive way" to President Obama's diplomacy.

In less than a year since his historic victory, President Obama has spoken out in favor for reductions in nuclear arsenals; is trying to restart peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians; and has faced constant challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Thorbjorn Jagland -  the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee - told reporters he hopes the Nobel Peace Prize designation "will enhance what he is trying to do."

Do you agree it's well-deserved? Or is too early to bestow such an award on Obama? Vote below!

 

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woohoo!!!!!!!! go obama!!!!!!!!!!!

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obama rocks!!!!!!!!!!!

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GO BARACK OBAMA!!

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No excuse. This man is destroying our country so fast we will be very lucky to rebuild when a real man and not a crook is in charge.
Jimmy Carter on steroids. God help us. FKR
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This has to be a joke. Why would anyone think he's deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize? He's done absolutely nothing except go on TV, lie, and sign a bill - which no one really read - that's going to create even more debt.
Sure, he's "inspired" a lot of people, but that's just because the media glorifies him and he got tons of coverage. The way people idolize him makes me sick.
I don't see how someone who wants to make America more like other countries - which have systems that DON'T WORK - could even be eligible to win the award. I'm pretty sure other people have brought about more peace then Obama and his "change" ever will.

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No point they are not posted

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So , that puts him to the same level to Dalai Lama
........ i don't think so ! Just read a few lines from the Dalai Lama's biography .....""The Committee wants to emphasize the fact that the Dalai Lama in his struggle for the liberation of Tibet consistently has opposed the use of violence. He has instead advocated peaceful solutions based upon tolerance and mutual respect in order to preserve the historical and cultural heritage of his people." just compare to what Obama stands for on war ....

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I think people are just silly to make such big issue about the President. He is a world leader, i don't understand why American people can't understand that.

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This just goes to show how far the Nobel Committee has fallen. It is no longer the prestigous award it once was. Didn't they also grant this award to Jimmy Carter? The WORST president the USA has ever had? For those of you who weren't born yet or are far too young to remember the chaos that occured duriing JC's reign, let me fill you in: gas rationing. Yes you had to get in long lines on specific days to get your tank filled, OR your alotment per the gas station you selected. Double digit inflation, AND unemployment figures that have not been equalled until Obama. HOSTAGES! Yes hostages that were held in agonizing, tortuous captivity for over a year because of his inexperience and absolute naivite in negotation. Obama, who I am ashamed to say I voted for, is in WAY over his head. He is also only 1/2 African American and was raised by his WHITE grandparents in Hawaii. Wake up Sheep, it only going to get much, much worse.

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a bit premature, but congrats obama