Nobel Peace Prize winner Mairead Corrigan Maguire has criticised the decision to give this year's award to US President Barack Obama.And yet ANOTHER former prize winner says it's a farce:
The Nobel committee said Mr Obama had created a new climate in international politics and made extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy.
However, Mrs Maguire said she was "very sad" to hear of the award.
Mrs Maguire won the 1976 Nobel award along with fellow Belfast peace campaigner Betty Williams.
"President Obama has yet to prove that he will move seriously on the Middle East, that he will end the war in Afghanistan and many other issues," Mrs Maguire said.
"The Nobel committee is not meeting the conditions of Alfred Nobel's will, because he stipulated that the award is to be given to people who end militarism and war and are for disarmament." source
Poland's anti-communist leader and 1983 Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa said today he believed the award was given to Obama too soon.Here's my take on the "Obama Prize" HERE
"Who, Obama? So fast? Too fast -- he hasn't had the time to do anything yet," he told reporters in Warsaw.