An anonymous reader writes "The Nobel Committee just announced that Barack Obama has won the Nobel Peace Prize, winning against 200 or more other nominees. Since the award is usually given for a long distinguished career, or lifetime achievement, what do you think about the award being given to a 1st term US president, who has less than 1 year of experience in the job? What has he done so far to deserve the Nobel Peace Prize? He is the commander in chief of the US military, presiding over two current wars (Iraq and Afganistan), one in which he is increasing deployment. Quite ironic don't you think that even the world is getting caught up in the hype?"