Nobel Winner Obama Shock

A selection of surprises:

Nobel Committee:
Says it made the award to Obama “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons. He has created a new international climate”.

Enduring America
A Reader: How can Obama get the Nobel Peace Prize hours before the US is supposed to bomb the Moon?!

Daily Telegraph, UK
Nobel prize for President Obama is a shocker. He should turn it down.

President Obama remains the barely man of world politics, barely a senator now barely a president, yet in the land of the Euro-weenies (copyright PJ O’Rourke) the great and the good remain in his thrall. To reward him for a blank results sheet, to inflate him when he has no achievements to his name, makes a mockery of what, let’s face it, is an already fairly discredited process (remember Rigoberta Menchu in 1992? Ha!).

And, amazingly from some air head in South Africa who should have heard of Morgan Tsvangirai this fluffy comment:

The Times, South Africa
Wow. This is a surprise: a fabulous one. And he gives hope to the people of the world that there may be a better future for us and our children. Have a lovely weekend!

If Al Gore can win the Nobel Peace Prize for just being liberal, why not Barack Obama? This is not a joke, apparently:

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