Yeah I was puzzled and shocked. Exactly..
I was updating a couple of blogs on Flood relief including http://sevabharathi.blogspot.com and then it popped up on my G Talk from IBNLIVE Obama selected for Nobel. My instant reaction was shit? Sorry to use that but that was what I felt like. Come on man he hasnt even taken up the admion in full force adn what the bloody hype. the man would i think die of pressure. Atleast I would die listening to the number of promises that he makes. After 9 months in office adn hardly any productive outcome if one was to be awarded a Nobel peace prize then we have a million ppl in India alone who can do that and around the world a couple of millions more.
Aptly the norwegian PM puts it “This is a surprising, an exciting prize. It remains to be seen if he will succeed with reconciliation, peace and nuclear disarmament.”
A blogger writes
He won even though he took office shortly before the nomination deadline, and has yet to end conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, or make significant inroads in the Middle East.
The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama landed with a shock on darkened, still-asleep Washington. He won! For what?For one of America’s youngest presidents, in office less than nine months — and only for 12 days before the Nobel nomination deadline last February — it was an enormous honor.The prize seems to be more for Obama’s promise than for his performance. The Nobel committee cited as his key accomplishment “a new climate in international politics.” The president has become “the world’s leading spokesman” for its agenda, the committee said.