ANSWERS: 55
  • http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/world/2009/10/09/bpr.obama.nobel.prize.jagland.cnn
  • I was just going to ask that myself.
  • He is the Chosen One. nuff said!
  • "Obama's election and foreign policy moves caused a dramatic improvement in the image of the U.S. around the world. A 25-nation poll of 27,000 people released in July by the Pew Global Attitudes Project found double-digit boosts to the percentage of people viewing the U.S. favorably in countries around the world. That indicator had plunged across the world under President George W. Bush." Maybe people will stop hating America, he is working to help this country. I never saw this much hating on someone for no good reason.
  • wtf! obama got the noble peace prize!!!! what!!!
  • Stunned.......... I watched the CNN video for an answer and i did not find one. I guess its just because he's "a good ole boy". nothing racial meant, just a saying from the south.
  • I'm definitely scratching my head about that one. Not even the prize committee's justification made much sense. I can understand the Time Magazine Man of the Year, or whatever, but the Nobel Peace Prize? If anything it's more of a detraction than a recognition.
  • Spicy asked a question similar (& less wordy) to this a few minutes ago. i'll just mark this as a duplicate.
  • "for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples" Source and further information: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2009/
  • 2nd Answer. Do you think drug tests are in order for each member of The Nobel Prize Committee? This decision could only have been made by people on acid.
  • &lt;sarcasm>It's not what He did, it's who He is. The Great One is the New Messiah, and only He can lead us out of the wilderness of war, poverty, and lack of medical care. Only He can bring peace and hope and unity to a world gone mad with hate and strife. The Media and the Nobel Committee can see this clearly. Why can't you? </sarcasm>
  • Damage control. That's all it is.
  • According to Thorbjoern Jagland, the Nobel Committee chairman, it is because "he has been able to change the international climate. Some people say, and I understand it, isn't it premature? Too early? Well, I'd say then that it could be too late to respond three years from now. It is now that we have the opportunity to respond — all of us." So, there's your reason.
  • NO F'n Clue! +5 Spicy Missed ya, just back from almost 3 weeks of travel. I hope all is well with you Angel. Best, Jonathan
  • Well, he deserves it every bit as much as Henry Kissinger did....:-P.... http://listverse.com/2007/10/17/top-10-controversial-nobel-peace-prize-winners/
  • 3rd Answer: How about this for a reason for his prize: I know you know of someone that kisses someones rearend just to get on their good side, right? Since President Obama is the most powerful human on the planet, do you think this committee gave him this prize, simply to get "brownie points" for their part of the world? I dislike a__kissers very much.
  • Kissed the ass of every country we ever had issues or wars with. Promised a country to make it better, to the tune of another 800 billion in debt. Paid acorn 800 thousand to buy the votes..and, well hell anyone that voted for him needs to stop whining. Had anyone read up on the man, they would have known he was not worthy of being president. Crying over spilled milk just gives you more to mop up.
  • i don't think it would take a brain surgeon to figure out what is going on. this is a cover to make the idiots who voted him in ,not to look so stupid. WELL FOLKS, IT AINT WORKING. Cause what he is speaks so loudly that you can't hear what he says.Just hang tight,you will see the real person come through,i gaurantee. for you people who worries about my Grammer and how educated i aint,keep on truckin
  • He won it for America and its people and for the future peace of the world which he is going to ensure during his term of office.
  • Maybe because of things he didn't do like threatening or attacking other countries. We should wait and see if it stays that way or not!
  • I think this makes the least sense out of everything this country has done so far. I think Americans all just need to wear shock collars or something. And anytime this country does something stupid we get a quick zap. Just to keep us on track.
  • i was just watchin the news... he was nominated "within days of being voted to office". he himself said "he does not deserve to be in the presence of the the rest of the nominees". and from what they said on cnn he was nominated for "changing the climate of world peace" (whatever the hell that means????) so basically he did nothing and doesnt deserve it but his tokenism earned him a meaningless prize.
  • He got himself laid on his recent trip to Norway. You misunderstood-he was awarded the Noble Piece Prize!
  • I hadn't actually heard the news on this one but it surprises me. My, how things happen so quickly!
  • Oh, lots of things, I'm sure. Let's see, uhhhhh, ummmm, well, he was a community Organizer. Maybe that's what it's for. Or maybe because he embarassed his country by bowing before the king of a nation that hates us???? That was impressive. Or, maybe because he gave away 800 billion dollars to a bunch of rich guys.
  • Ummmmmm....... not invade a country to defend his daddy's honor?
  • Funny thing is, that when I first saw a headline today about Barrack Obama getting the '09 Nobel Peace Prize, I didn't think about why. I just thought "cool, go USA". Then when I get to work, virtually everyone was miserable and bitchy. The first thing the guy next to me says is "You won't believe what bs is going on [today]. Obama got a Peace Prize!?". My only thought then was "Jeez, can't we be proud of ourselves for at least one day....that our President won a significant award?" (When I say "our", I mean U.S. citizens)
  • Not only is the lack of accomplishments troubling, how can a man prosecuting 2 wars in the middle east, as well as authorizing drone attacks into Pakistan, be celebrated as a man of peace? The entire world has to be scratching it's head.
  • According to the Norwegian Nobel Committee he has show a lot or promise with his ideas towards global peace. IMO promise is not enough! I want to see results! Now, remember this was NOT his idea, it was awarded too him, therefore he is in no way to blame, also he is only 10 months into his term, in 3 years we may be wondering how the heck the Nobel Committee knew he would be so influential in global peace (and then again, we may not!)
  • He DID nothing.
  • Here is the entire announcement from the Nobel Prize Committee: The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack 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. Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that the United Nations and other international institutions can play. Dialogue and negotiations are preferred as instruments for resolving even the most difficult international conflicts. The vision of a world free from nuclear arms has powerfully stimulated disarmament and arms control negotiations. Thanks to Obama’s initiative, the USA is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened. Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future. His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population. For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world’s leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama’s appeal that “Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges.” Oslo, October 9, 2009
  • Because the person who gave it out is incompetent.
  • He is not George W. Bush.
  • Breathe.
  • He was the best choice this year. The Nobel Prize for Peace is given to those who reach across the world and dilengently work on behalf of peace. It is stated in the Nobel Mission. It is given to encourage those principles. He has opened the doors to peaceful negotiations with those that fear and hate us starting with is first overseas speech to Egypt and he continues to this day.
  • In short: nothing.
  • When a person is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize common citizens are not required for their opinion, this is the formal procedure: Qualified Nominators for the Nobel Peace Prize The right to submit proposals for the Nobel Peace Prize is, by statute, enjoyed by: 1.Members of national assemblies and governments of states; 2.Members of international courts; 3.University rectors; professors of social sciences, history, philosophy, law and theology;directors of peace research institutes and foreign policy institutes; 4.Previous Nobel Prize Laureates; 5.Board members of organizations who have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize; 6.Active and former members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; (proposals by members of the Committee to be submitted no later than at the first meeting of the Committee after February 1) and 7.Former advisers appointed by the Norwegian Nobel Institute. The Nobel Peace Prize may also be awarded to institutions and associations. Process of Nomination and Selection The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for the selection of eligible candidates and the choice of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates. The Committee is composed of five members appointed by the Storting (Norwegian parliament). The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway, not in Stockholm, Sweden, where the Nobel Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and the Economics Prize are awarded. How are the Nobel Laureates selected? September – Invitation letters are sent out. The Nobel Committee sends out invitation letters to individuals qualified to nominate – members of national assemblies, governments, and international courts of law; university chancellors, professors of social science, history, philosophy, law and theology; leaders of peace research institutes and institutes of foreign affairs; previous Nobel Peace Prize Laureates; board members of organizations that have received the Nobel Peace Prize; present and past members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee; and former advisers of the Norwegian Nobel Institute. February – Deadline for submission. The Committee bases its assessment on nominations that must be postmarked no later than 1 February each year. Nominations postmarked and received after this date are included in the following year's discussions. In recent years, the Committee has received close to 200 different nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. The number of nominating letters is much higher, as many are for the same candidates. February-March: The Committee assesses the candidates' work and prepares a short list. March-August: Adviser review. The short list is reviewed by permanent advisers and advisers specially recruited for their knowledge of specific candidates. The advisers do not directly evaluate nominations nor give explicit recommendations. October: Nobel Laureates are chosen. At the beginning of October, the Nobel Committee chooses the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates through a majority vote. The decision is final and without appeal. The names of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates are then announced. December: Nobel Laureates receive their prize. The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony takes place on 10 December in Oslo, Norway, where the Nobel Laureates receive their Nobel Prize, which consists of a Nobel Medal and Diploma, and a document confirming the prize amount. Why was President Barack Obama nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize? According to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, he was nominated for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.
  • From what I can see, nothing. He does not deserve this honor, and should decline it. Disgusting.
  • Nothing that I can see.
  • There is no answer. It was a MISTAKE.
  • okay, that's a minute.
  • He didn't do anything to deserve it and neither did Al Gore. The Nobel Peace Prize has lost all of its meaning. It is completely worthless now.
  • Time's up!
  • In truth,he doesn't deserve it. He has not done one thing he said he was going to do. It was given to him because he's the first black president. Period
  • Ok, I have put 5 minutes thought into this question and I got nothing....No reason what so ever.. Sorry, I tried!!!!
  • He doesn't. Even many libs acknowledge that. But it does seem to make cons happy; something to keep them occupied.
  • Be America's First BLACK President
  • Evidently, he opened a box of Cracker Jack.
  • Short answer...nothing. Long answer..absolutely nothing.
  • He ended 8 years of George Bush. That puts him up there for every prize I can award him.
  • he brought peace to southside chicago? no, not that. . in the eyes of the nobel committee, he wasn't george bush. . first black u.s. president is significant. if you don't think so, go back in time 50, 100, or gosh, 150 years. . world popular opinion of u.s. is 35 points higher than it was under the previous president. .
  • absolutely nothing. nada. zip. zilch. zero. negative. negatron octagon...umm, yeah, nothing.
  • He hasn't sent another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan ...yet.
  • Cant think of a thing????????????
  • Nothing. Political correctness is the reason he won the award.

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