President Barack Obama Has Won The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
In a move stunning critics and supporters of President Barack Obama, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the President the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. The committee stated in this article from the HUFFINGTONPOST.COM, "Members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee said their choice could be seen as an early vote of confidence in Obama intended to build global support for his policies. They lauded the change in global mood wrought by Obama's calls for peace and cooperation, and praised his pledges to reduce the world stock of nuclear arms, ease American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthen the U.S. role in combating climate change."
"Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics," the citation read, in part. "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."
Many critics around the world decried the award given so early into his term as President of the United States with no concrete achievements made as of yet. Supporters are encouraged that President Obama may be given some levity while pursuing many of his goals to unite the world body.
Watch video of President Obama's reaction:
UPDATE: Progressive outlet Media Matters puts out a telling compilation of the conservative outrage...