OSLO –Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to encourage his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with theMuslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.won the 2009
observers were shocked by the unexpected choice so early in the Obama
presidency, which began less than two weeks before the Feb. 1
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Obama woke up to the news a little before 6 a.m. EDT.The White House had no immediate comment on the announcement, which took the administration by surprise.
I am attempting to imagine the conversation in the West Wing this morning.