posted on Oct, 13 2009 @ 05:27 PM
Originally posted by johnny2127
...according to the Nobel committee itself, they did give it to him for what he has accomplished.
It's word parsing. According to your source:
Jagland singled out Obama's efforts to heal the divide between the West and the Muslim world and scale down a Bush-era proposal for an
anti-missile shield in Europe.
Now, has he DONE something to make these efforts? Yes. He has spoken to the Muslim world and been inclusive of all religions. He's made "efforts"
toward a goal. So, depending on how you look at it, these "efforts" can be seen as something he's done.
His EFFORTS have given the US a good name in the world. Did he actually DO something? Yes. He spoke to people. But speaking to people isn't usually
seen as a big accomplishment, UNLESS it makes fundamental changes in how people perceive us, which it has.
The whole idea of him needing to accomplish something specific to win the prize is just wishful thinking. They might as well just come out and say
that they awarded it to him because he's so cool. He accomplished being cool.