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Barack Obama Wins The Nobel Peace Prize

By Miles Bennett   /   Published 10/09/09

Barack ObamaU.S. President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday (October 9) for giving the world "hope for a better future", due to his effort for peace and calls to reduce the global stockpile of nuclear weapons.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised the first African-American President for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."

Since taking office in January, Obama has worked to restart the stalled Middle East peace, helping him beat out 205 other nominees. The award is chosen by the five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee, who has remained quiet regarding its decision.

He is awarded the prize less than nine months into his presidency. Despite trying to patch things up in the Middle East, he has yet to really breakthrough. And is also facing difficult decisions with the war in Afghanistan.

"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," the committee said.

It awarded the prize to Obama less than nine months into his presidency. Despite setting out an ambitious international agenda, he has yet to score any breakthrough on the Middle East or Iran's nuclear program, and faces difficult choices on the conduct of the war in Afghanistan.

The Nobel Peace Prize is worth around $1.4 million, and is scheduled to be presented in Oslo on December 10.

  • Just Someone

    He ain't done shit yet but make empty promises. Other than that he is just the first HALF black president of the united states so you get an automatic peace prize. Must be nice. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

  • dani

    ^^^ deff a hater. u mad cuz he did what every other president did but made us all love him in the process? ha!

  • dretruth

    I totally agree with just someone...and this is funny!!! Let you know winning a award don't mean shit these days!!!

  • devon

    STFU just someone,congrats Mr.President with so much on your plate keep striving & trying to make changes in the world,he's a man not God people need to be realistic with as many problems this country has & that loser Bush left remember it took Bush 8 years to destroy the country Obama has only been president 9 months damn.

  • RITUAL

    Our president is trying to show that engagement doesn't make U.S. weak.
    It's an award to America for rejoining the world more than recognition of President Obama per se. People here underestimate how relieved the world is to have a more engaged, less bullying America. So, yes, he does deserve this award.

  • Philly-O

    So Obama gets an award, and $1.4 million, for saying "I want a better future for the world", but not really doing anything to make it happen. Talk about your "cult of personality".

  • For Real

    @Just Someone : You are ignorant...I read about this and it mentioned nothing about his race...so that isn't why he won. Empty Promises? He hasn't even been President a year however, he has done more Than Bush did.

  • KCSupaman

    The Nobel Peace Prize is forever tarnished...

  • http://BS BS

    "Due to his effort for peace and calls to reduce the global stockpile of nuclear weapons."

    The FUCK? The nobel peace prize nominations happened in February. Obama just got into the office in February. There was no nuclear peace going on. This that bullshit.

  • RITUAL

    @Philly-O : He's donating the money to charity

  • caddison

    Congrats to president obama!

  • KD

    A man who wants more troops in Afghanistan wins the Nobel Piece Prize?People need to top stop giving him a pass because he's black and see him for what he really is,a salesman for World Government that smiles in your face and lies you like you're stupid.Watch "The Obama Deception" free on Youtube...the facts don't lie,people.

  • ALVIN RUSHING JR

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK PRESIDENT OBAMA. ALOT US ARE BEHIND YOU ALL THE WAY TO THE END.KEEP YOUR FAITH IN GOD,AND DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO KEEP THIS COUNTRY ALIVE.WE LOVE YOU.

  • http://psoriasisguru.com Sam Kaufman

    it would seem that Obama winning the Nobel Peace prize represents a vote of confidence from Europe

  • Rollingstone

    Believe it or not Obama aint done shit to deserve an award,PERIOD.

  • dretruth

    To those that can see thru tons of shit - keep up the good work!!! The ones in denial are like crackheads - still chasing the first high! of the first mixed prez!

  • Jokes

    @dretruth : Why does everything has to be based on his race. First mixed prez comment is stupid cause when a mixed race individual does something stupid all you ever here is this white or black guy. You don't like President Obama that is fine but please stop making it about race.

  • MyOpinion

    There are some stipid MF's on here...If you don't like Obama that is cool. But don't try to act like he is doing something different that all the other men that held the position before him. If you feel he is a liar that is cool but what President hasn't lied?