Semi-political post: Duck and cover as needed!
As much as I endlessly love Obama, I was a tad surprised when I heard he won the Nobel Peace Prize. However, once I did a little checking, it made sense. I had thought the prize was given for things the person had done, but I (like many others) had been mistaken. More often than not, the prize is awarded to encourage those who receive it to see the effort through, sometimes at critical moments.
So it makes sense, woo! Not that that will stop the right wing folks from frothing at the mouth, but still!
(Ha ha, I so don't want to press 'post' because of the risk of people arguing and being annoyed in comments, but I'm going to risk it in case people like me hadn't understood how the prize worked.)