Typhoon Nobama: Part 5


Barack Obama’s Controversial Nobel Peace Prize 2009 Win

Typhoon Nobama : [Typhoon Nobel Obama] The ensuing storm after current US President Barack H. Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 2009.

At first, we reviewed the events prior and after the announcement of Obama as the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2009.
In the second of the series we considered the way forward on this issue.
I previewed some of the notable nominees that were overlooked by the selection committee
and finally concluded that any choice would have been met with both praise and condemnation although the others were also deserving.

Additional Resources

Here are some of the websites and commentary I’ve been using for those who want to get more information.

Official Websites

The decision to give the award to Obama: http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/2009/
Nobel Peace Prize Nomination: http://nobelprize.org/nomination/peace/
Nobel Peace Prize Nomination Process: http://nobelprize.org/nomination/peace/process.html
Official website of the Nobel Peace Prize: http://nobelpeaceprize.org/
List of previous winners of the Nobel Peace Prize: http://nobelpeaceprize.org/en_GB/laureates/

Breaking the Story

‘A Call to Action’. Obama’s Response: http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/obamaforamerica/gGM45m
Reuters on Obama’s Response: http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE5981JK20091009?sp=true
Mashable’s analysis on Twitter: http://mashable.com/2009/10/09/barack-obama-nobel-peace-prize/
More Analysis on Twittersphere’s response: http://mashable.com/2009/10/09/obama-nobel-peace-prize/
New York Time on Obama’s presidency: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/10/us/politics/10assess.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
Politico.com’s Coverage: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1009/28129.html
Politico on the Nobel Committee’s response to the Typhoon: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1009/28257.html
Response from the world: http://commentsfromleftfield.com/2009/10/response-from-u-s-and-world-leaders-to-obama-and-the-nobel-peace-prize
An unsurprising initial response from PoliBlog: http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=17052

Commentary

Time.com: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1929385,00.html?xid=rss-world
Hillary Clinton puts in her two cents: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/10/12/clinton-says-nobel-prize-recognition-obamas-world-vision/
Views of the common American: http://kellylowenstein.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/great-comment-about-obamas-nobel-peace-prize-by-dan-middleton/
From PoliBlog: http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=17080
More from the PoliBlog: http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=17060

Comments on the wider issue

Independent reporting on the other nominees: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/and-the-other-nobel-peace-prize-nominees-were-1801350.html
PoliBlog on Piedad Cordoba: http://www.poliblogger.com/?p=17076
Interesting question on the Economic Sciences Prize and Obama: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-fails-to-win-nobel-prize-in-economics-2009-10-12
Economist on the Economic Sciences Prize: http://www.economist.com/businessfinance/displaystory.cfm?story_id=14632614&fsrc=twitter
Misconceptions of the Prize from AP: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j1_QF_M_HvZAOpRa9UGcm5CbA-1gD9B7HDR80

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