The decision to award Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize definitely needs to be discussed today. Yes, Obama has pledged to reduce America’s nuclear weapons, but he hasn’t done it yet. Yes, he has, as the Associated Press puts it, expressed his “willingness to reach out to the Islamic world”, but he’s done that with speeches. Practically, he has continued two wars of occupation in the middle of the Islamic world and has continued unconstitutional human rights abuses against Muslim prisoners.
Obama hasn’t even been President for one year yet. This decision seems extremely premature to me.
What do you think?