In office less than a year, has brokered no peace deals, has barely travelled outside the US—still—and this neophyte president wins the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize???
Please tell me what he has done to deserve this! Extraordinary diplomatic effort? Right!
Apparently effort counts, results don’t!!!
“his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”*
As of February 1, 2009, the last date for nominations to be submitted, now-President Obama had been in office all of 12 days. We’ll have to wait 50 years to be able to see what he did in those 12 days to merit the award. More likely, the award was given out of hope and expectation for what he may do to bring peace.