Nobel Peace Prize goes to President Barack Obama

Nobel Peace Prize goes to President Barack Obama

By Brittany Falkers

            President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo on Friday, reported The New York Times.

            He was giving the prize for 'extraordinary efforst to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples,' this honor comes to the president only nine months after coming into his presidency, said The New York Times.

            Many believe that it is too early into his presidency and he hasn't fulfilled enough of his promises yet for such an honorary prize to be awarded, reported The Start Tribune.  

            The President told The New York Times, "To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who have been honored by this prize, men and women who've inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace."

            The New York Times reported that the prize will be awarded in Oslo on Dec. 10, and the White House said Mr. Obama would attend the ceremony.  Mr. Gibbs said the president told him that he would donate the prize money, roughly $1.4 million, to charity.

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