Oct 15, 2009

Nobel judges defend Obama decision

Nobel judges made a controversial decision and now they seem to be back on their heels trying to defend their Peace Prize selection.

From a Press Association report:

Four judges have spoken out to defend the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to US president Barack Obama.

In a rare public defense of a process normally shrouded in secrecy, the judges said Mr. Obama's selection was deserved and unanimous.

Nobel committee chairman Thorbjorn Jagland said, “He got the prize for what he has done."

One judge noted with surprise that Mr. Obama "didn't look particularly happy" at being named the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Obama's unhappy look was probably because he knew he was not deserving of the prize. However, he knew the American media would alibi for the Nobel committee decision.