Brandon9000 wrote:Isn't a recipient supposed to have taken extraordinary, specific actions which resulted in the cessation of war?
No. Neither in the Swedish text nor in the Norwigian (which is appropriate here) nor in the English or any other translation.
From where did YOU get this info?
From the logical idea that a peace prize is supposed to recognize actions is furtherance of peace.
Several seeing it as a snub to Bush and not really for Obama.
For 108 years, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has sought to stimulate precisely that international policy and those attitudes for which Obama is now the world's leading spokesman. The Committee endorses Obama's appeal that "Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges."
Oslo, October 9, 2009
It does, however, provide an answer the question that everyone has been asking about what Obama has accomplished so far.
I'd thought, they more going along the guidelines in Nobel's will ... "
I think the award's prestige is going to take a hit both in the US and Europe.
And you think that Obama HAS done the "most or best work"? Out of anyone in the world. And after only 11 days of being president?