Just out on Bloomberg. ...Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”.
Okay he has been president for only 8+ months. Although I like this US president a lot more than the previous one, isn't it early to judge if his diplomatic efforts will work? Obama-mania spread to the Nobel Committee?
Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to U.S. President Obama (Correct)
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By Meera Bhatia
(Corrects spelling of Theodore in last paragraph.)
Oct. 9 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for “his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,” the Nobel Committee said in Oslo today.
Obama, 48, last year was elected the first black U.S. president on a platform of extracting the U.S. from the Iraq war while increasing focus on an eight-year conflict in Afghanistan. All U.S. forces are scheduled to be withdrawn from Iraq by 2011, after the 2003 the U.S.-led invasion to topple Saddam Hussein.
Obama is the third sitting U.S. President to be awarded the prize, following Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 and Woodrow Wilson in 1919. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter won in 2002.