Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize: ‘Oslo Trumps Copenhagen’



According to NPR, that's what a surprised Barack Obama said to his wife early this morning upon hearing he'd won this year's Nobel Peace Prize. This award is more about idealism than concrete accomplishments; more about "Yes we can" than "Yes we did." Or as Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa told the Associated Press: "In a way, it's an award coming near the beginning of the first term of office of a relatively young president that anticipates an even greater contribution towards making our world a safer place for all. It is an award that speaks to the promise of President Obama's message of hope."