Here was the competition...
Denis Mukwege, a physician in war-torn Congo who opened a clinic to help rape victims.
Hu, a human rights activist and an outspoken critic of the Chinese government, was sentenced last year to a three-and-a-half-year prison term for "inciting subversion of state power" ahead of the Beijing Olympics.
Cordoba, who leads Colombians for Peace, an organization whose aim is to facilitate peace negotiations between the government and the country's leftist FARC guerrillas. She has been at the forefront of efforts to peacefully end her country's half-century-old conflict, which is rooted in deep social divisions.
bin Muhammad, a philosophy professor in Jordan who advocates interfaith dialogue in the Middle East, a region shot through with sectarian violence, and Samar. She currently leads the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and serves as the U.N. special envoy to Darfur.
Wei Jingsheng, who spent 17 years in Chinese prisons for urging reforms of China's communist system.
And the award went to OBAMA !?!?!?!...for....
"his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples."
Listen, I voted for the guy. I was happy to have him in there instead of McCain, and would have given myself paper cuts of the scrotum if that's what it would have taken to get Bush out of office. But WTF has Obama accomplished in THIS country, let alone, in the efforts of world-wide peace ? Basically, in the 10 months the guys been if office he really hasn't done jack shit. Thats fine. But don't give the guy a cookie for it.
You think they'll present him with the award at Guantanamo, when he finally gets around to closing it ?