"The Nobel Peace Prize is a notoriously difficult award to predict, but yesterday's decision was clearly a political choice, with three of the past six peace awards going to Bush adversaries.
In 2002 the prize went to Jimmy Carter as an explicit rejection of the Bush presidency in the build-up to the Iraq war. In 2005 Mohamed ElBaradei, the UN atomic agency chief who had clashed with Washington over the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, was honoured. In 2007 Al Gore received the prize for his warnings on climate change, denounced by President Bush as a liberal myth".
Så den som har siktet inställt på att en dag få Nobels fredspris borde kanske inte fundera på hur fred bäst kan skapas i världen utan istället noggrant studera republikansk opinionsbildning och så högljutt som möjligt opponera sig mot denna.
Barack Obama's peace prize starts a fight