Was it really too much too soon for President Obama to win the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize? There were 205 nominations and the five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee chose to give the prize to a president whose presidency is just few months old. What has Obama done to deserve the award?
Following the announcement, Geir Lundestad, Secretary of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, told senior editor Simon Frantz in an interview why President Barack Obama fulfills the statues of Alfred Nobel’s will.