When I was in India last week, I nearly spit out my chai tea when the news flashed across the BBC channel: Barack Obama had won the Nobel "peace" prize. I was outraged, but said nothing since mom is apparently an Obama fan (yuck).
Third parties across the political spectrum (Greens and Libertarians) have condemned this lunacy; not that anyone will ever listen to them. Only the opinions of the corrupt two-party duopoly count.
The fact that the militarist mass murderer Woodrow Wilson won the Nobel "peace" prize in 1919 should tell you all you need to know. Shit, Adolf Hitler HIMSELF was nominated for the prize at one point.
Obama's win only further cements how meaningless the award is.