In a rare public defense of a process normally shrouded in secrecy, four of the Nobel jury's five judges spoke out Tuesday about a selection they said was both merited and unanimous.
To those who say a Nobel is too much too soon in Obama's young presidency, "We simply disagree … He got the prize for what he has done," committee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland told The Associated Press by telephone from Strasbourg, France, where he was attending meetings of the Council of Europe.
Jagland singled out Obama's efforts to heal the divide between the West and the Muslim world and scale down a Bush-era proposal for an anti-missile shield in Europe………………….
Even the most seasoned Nobel watchers were surprised by Obama's Nobel — they hadn't expected the U.S. president, who took office barely two weeks before the Feb. 1 nomination deadline, to be seriously considered until at least next year.
Isn’t it ironic that since Obama has taken office, that the war in Iraq has been taken out of the news, while the coverage of the war in Afghanistan has escalated? But that is not mentioned in the above nomination report. That is not to say that there is now peace in Iraq and that things are now all nice and peaceful, it’s just that Iraq is not receiving the media coverage it once did to JUSTIFY the war to the American sheeple, and the world in general… A war that was initially started by Bush against the taliban in Afghanistan, that were blamed for the so-called 9/11 attacks. Once a token war had been waged against the Taliban, focus quickly switched to Iraq, allowing America to begin to fulfill the hidden agenda by those players behind the scenes that are pulling the strings of the puppets in a visible position of power, including the media…