But Wait, It's Even Worse
The Nobel peace prize nominations are due on February 1st. Obama was nominated after only 10 days in office. I guess not being George W. Bush is a good enough reason to get the formerly prestigious prize.
This is the money quote from Afghanistan.
" 'I don't know how he can get this prize," said Najeeb, a 30-year-old shopkeeper attending a friend's wedding party. 'Maybe it's been awarded for all the houses they are bombing, or perhaps it's for all his soldiers that are dying in Afghanistan and Iraq.' "