The Nobel Peace Prize has turned into a joke.
It was awarded to Jimmy Carter (2002). Jimmy Carter did actually broker peace between Israel and Egypt in the 1970s, but at an annual cost of billions of American taxpayer dollars in aid. We are still paying billions to these countries each year.
It was awarded to Yasser Arafat (1994) who was well-known to be the head of several terrorist organizations and who stole millions of dollars in aid sent to help the Palestinian people.
It was awarded to Al Gore (2007) for a fictitious propaganda film about man-made global warming. None of his predictions have come true. Al Gore lives in a mansion that he recently built. It consumes more than 40 times the power of the average home in his area. He justifies that by purchasing carbon credits, which do not do anything to reduce his waste, but they do make him feel better about it.
An now they award it to a president who has no accomplishments on his record, other than self-promotion. At the time when Obama was nominated for the Nobel Peace prize he had only been in office for 11 days.
The Norwegians need to get out more often and experience the real world.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin