They sure do love our fine President up in Norway! Despite having only been in office 12 days when the nomination deadline passed, the Nobel committee went ahead and awarded Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize, apparently as "an encouragement" for him to act peaceably and use diplomacy in the future. Also, this was clearly a Fuck You to Dubya, as ABC 7 News points out, with the Nobel Committee handing this award to the first person who wasn't named Bush pretty much the minute he took he office. Everyone, including the White House, was taken by surprise.