Like a lot of people, I was majorly surprised to hear that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. I would have thought that he has only gotten a start on his stated goals in international relations.
But perhaps this is a sign to us Americans of how bad our international image had become before Obama took office. You all know how deep my feelings go about the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive war (if you don't remember, let me remind you). If the most powerful country on earth has a foreign policy as dangerous as that, maybe it really would be viewed by other nations as the world's biggest problem. Maybe the election of a new president who is going in a different direction is so great a relief that it really would merit the Nobel Prize.
UPDATE: I just made a debate web page on this topic. Go give your opinion about whether it makes sense to give Obama the Peace Prize.