President Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace prize. Can someone please explain this to me?
The prize is awarded to whoever “shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”
Hmm, that's a lot to do in just the 2 weeks he was in office before the nomination deadline passed!
I’m still not sure how Al Gore won the Peace Prize but at least he was busy doing something tangible you could point to.
The committee said
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.
Except, um, he wasn’t elected by the world.