Rarely has an award had such an obvious political and partisan intent. It was clearly seen by the Norwegian Nobel committee as a way of expressing European gratitude for an end to the Bush Administration, approval for the election of America’s first black president and hope that Washington will honour its promise to re-engage with the world. (...)There. Now I don't have to say so myself. And to think the committee thought Obama to be more deserving then these other candidates. He should graciously decline. But he won't, of course...
Mr Obama becomes the third sitting US President to receive the prize. The committee said today that he had “captured the world’s attention”. It is certainly true that his energy and aspirations have dazzled many of his supporters. Sadly, it seems they have so bedazzled the Norwegians that they can no longer separate hopes from achievement. The achievements of all previous winners have been diminished.
[UPDATE001] From the comments at De Zwijger NL):
In reality it's a filthy scam. Leftist idiots awarded the prize to themselves. Obama is their biggest victim. What scum.Don't know about 'biggest victim', but for the rest spot on.