Reaction: Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize
By Garance Franke-Ruta
Updated 5:21 p.m.
President Obama on Friday afternoon sent his supporters an e-mail through the Democratic National Committee's Organizing for America group sharing words similar to those he spoke in the Rose Garden in the morning.
"Friend," he wrote. "This morning, Michelle and I awoke to some surprising and humbling news. At 6 a.m., we received word that I'd been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009.
"To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize -- men and women who've inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.
"But I also know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it's also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes. That is why I've said that I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations and all peoples to confront the common challenges of the 21st century."
He continued, "today we humbly recommit to the important work that we've begun together. I'm grateful that you've stood with me thus far, and I'm honored to continue our vital work in the years to come."
Updated 4:29 p.m.
Answering a question of historical precedent, the AFP reports:
Six laureates have declined a Nobel. The only two to do so of their own will were Jean-Paul Sartre, who turned down the 1964 Literature Prize, and Vietnam's then-prime minister Le Duc Tho, who refused to share the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Adolf Hitler forbade three German laureates -- Richard Kuhn (Chemistry 1938), Adolf Butenandt (Chemistry 1939) and Gerhard Domagk (Medicine 1939) -- from accepting the prize, while Soviet authorities forced Boris Pasternak to decline the 1958 Literature Prize.
Updated 3:04 p.m.
Salon reports "President Obama won't be keeping the approximately $1.4 million that he won as part of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. He'll be donating the money to charity, the White House announced Friday afternoon."
Updated 2:46 p.m.
The Post's Howard Kurtz tweets: "Just interviewed top WH official. Fascinating that Nobel has become this negative they've got to combat."
Updated 1:34 p.m.
Following the shock and doubts of the morning comes a wave of congratulations from elected U.S. officials on both sides of the aisle:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.): "By ushering in a period of optimism in American politics, President Obama has become a great source of pride and inspiration for many Americans. I congratulate the President on this tremendous honor that he has earned with his dedication to a new type of politics based on hope instead of fear. I am confident that the President will work to continue to live up the ideals of this award throughout his term in office."
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.): "President Obama is working to restore American leadership worldwide and build bonds of friendship across the globe. The Nobel Peace Prize is a testament to his leadership and vision and a tribute to American values. I offer my congratulations to President Obama on this outstanding achievement."
Former presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) (via The Plum Line): "I congratulate President Obama on receiving this prestigious award. I join my fellow Americans in expressing pride in our President on this occasion."
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R), as reported by Minnesota Public Radio: "I would say regardless of the circumstances, congratulations to President Obama for winning the Nobel Prize. I know there will be some people who are saying 'Was it based on good intentions and thoughts or is it going to be based on good results?' But I think the appropriate response is when anybody wins a Nobel Prize that is a very noteworthy development and designation and I think the appropriate response is to say 'Congratulations."
Updated 11:41 a.m.
A transcript of President Obama's Rose Garden remarks can be read here, courtesy of CQ Transcriptions. Below, an excerpt in which he accepts the award and explains what it signifies:
I am both surprised and deeply humbled by the decision of the Nobel Committee.
Let me be clear, I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments, but rather as an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations.
To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures who've been honored by this prize, men and women who've inspired me and inspired the entire world through their courageous pursuit of peace.
But I also know that this prize reflects the kind of world that those men and women and all Americans want to build, a world that gives life to the promise of our founding documents.
And I know that throughout history the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it's also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of causes.
And that is why I will accept this award as a call to action, a call for all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st century.
Updated 11:33 a.m.
The Post's Glenn Kessler reports that French President Nicolas Sarkozy sent President Obama a warm letter of congratulations Friday morning.
"By awarding you its most prestigious prize, the Committee is rewarding your determined commitment to human rights, justice and spreading peace across the world, in accordance with the will of its founder Alfred Nobel. It also does justice to your vision of tolerance and dialogue between States, cultures and civilizations. Finally, it sets the seal on America's return to the heart of all the world's peoples," Sarkozy wrote.
"I am convinced that everyone, all over the world, will draw from this an even stronger determination to cooperate with you and with America" on the common objectives of justice, peace and "the planet's global balance," he added.
Updated 11:30 a.m.
Hamas has weighed in, telling Reuters the award does not count for much:
"Unless real and deep-rooted change is made in American policy towards recognising the rights of the Palestinian people I would think such a prize would be useless," Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas prime minister in the Gaza Strip, told reporters after Friday prayers.
Updated 11:27 a.m.
Global Zero, a group of more than 200 political and military leaders from around the world, is hailing the award's recognition of a goal it shares with Obama -- the elimination of nuclear weapons.
Said former ambassador to Germany Richard Burt, chief U.S. negotiator for the START 1 negotiations and Global Zero U.S. chair in a statement: "Global Zero applauds President Obama on receiving the Nobel Prize and for his extraordinary leadership, along with President Medvedev, to achieve a world without nuclear weapons.
"This award reflects a new international consensus that whatever stability nuclear arsenals may have provided during the Cold War is now outweighed by the growing risks of proliferation and nuclear terrorism -- and that the only way in the long term to eliminate the nuclear threat is to eliminate all nuclear weapons."
Updated 11:21 a.m.
The Associated Press reports "Former vice president and Nobel Laureate Al Gore is calling President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize win extremely well deserved and an honor for the country."
Updated 11:03 a.m.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine issued a statement expressing pride in the selection of Obama and what the prize means for America's international standing:
"The Nobel Committee's decision to award this year's Peace Prize to President Obama is an affirmation of the fact that the United States has returned to its longstanding role as a world leader. The President has made a conscious decision from the beginning of his presidency to reinvigorate diplomacy, by talking to our friends and our rivals. Those efforts to bring world leaders together are helping the people of the world to face monumental challenges like nuclear arms proliferation, conflict resolution and climate change," he said.
"With this prize comes a sense of enormous pride, but also an enormous sense of humility about the work that remains if we are to resolve the global problems facing humanity. Democrats will continue to work with President Obama to keep moving America forward, as we continue in earnest to sow peace, progress and understanding around the world."
Updated 10:53 a.m.
A Democratic National Committee spokesman "reacted furiously" to RNC chairman Michael Steele's statement, below, Politico reports:
"The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists -- the Taliban and Hamas this morning -- in criticizing the president for receiving the Nobel Peace prize," DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse said. "Republicans cheered when America failed to land the Olympics and now they are criticizing the president of the United States for receiving the Nobel Peace prize - an award he did not seek but that is nonetheless an honor in which every American can take great pride -- unless of course you are the Republican Party.
"The 2009 version of the Republican Party has no boundaries, has no shame and has proved that they will put politics above patriotism at every turn. It's no wonder only 20 percent of Americans admit to being Republicans anymore -- it's an embarrassing label to claim."
Updated 10:48 a.m.
The conservative reaction can be summed up in one word: dumbfounded. The National Review Online is aggregating tweets catty and blunt on the topic from its writers, conservative bloggers and other media figures here. The Weekly Standard's William Kristol weighs in here. And GOPUSA's Bobby Eberle sends his group's e-mail list a message asking, "Are you kidding me?" The Post's Michael D. Shear and Anne E. Kornblut have more in here in their story, "Republicans Scoff at Nobel Prize Announcement."
Updated 10:25 a.m.
A surprising unanimity of opinion is emerging online that the award has been given to Obama prematurely -- and that this both poses a potential danger to his presidency and will serve as a challenge to the credibility of the Nobel-awarding committee in Oslo.
At Time magazine, Nancy Gibbs argues, "The last thing Barack Obama needed at this moment in his presidency and our politics is a prize for a promise."
Tweets ABC News's Jake Tapper, referring to a controversy earlier in Obama's presidency: "apparently the standards are more exacting for an ASU honorary degree these days."
(An Arizona State University spokesperson in April explained a decision to invite the president to give the commencement address without also giving him an honorary degree by saying, "His body of work is yet to come. That's why we're not recognizing him with a degree at the beginning of his presidency.")
The Post's David Ignatius also weighs in, explaining that the prize validates America's return to popularity in the court of world opinion: "The Nobel Peace Prize award to Barack Obama seems so goofy -- even if you're a fan, you have to admit that he hasn't really done much yet as a peacemaker. But there's an aspect of this prize that is real and important -- and that validates Obama's strategy from the day he took office.... America was too unpopular under Bush. The Nobel committee is expressing a collective sigh of relief that America has rejoined the global consensus. They're right. It's a good thing. It's just a little weird that they gave him a prize for it."
For more from the Post opinion writers, check out the Post Partisan blog.
Updated 10:02 a.m.
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has released a statement calling the award into question:
"The real question Americans are asking is, 'What has President Obama actually accomplished?' It is unfortunate that the president's star power has outshined tireless advocates who have made real achievements working towards peace and human rights. One thing is certain - President Obama won't be receiving any awards from Americans for job creation, fiscal responsibility, or backing up rhetoric with concrete action."
Updated 9 a.m.
Syria is reacting warmly to the announcement, the Wall Street Journal reports:
"I believe Obama is working hard for peace," said Muhammad Habash, a Syrian member of parliament and director of the Islamic Studies Center in Damascus. "We in Syria believe that Obama's initiative have been suitable, and that Syria is now witnessing important steps to correct the relationship with the United States. I believe everyone here will be very happy for Obama."
Updated 8:36 a.m. -- and again at 10:28 a.m.
President Obama will speak from the Rose Garden at 11 a.m., the White House announced. He is expected to address the topic of the Nobel award.
Updated 8:14 a.m.
More international reactions can be found over at The Lede. Among them:
Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangarai of Zimbabwe, who had been among the favorites to win this year, told Reuters: "I wish to congratulate President Obama. I think he is a deserving candidate."
The Reuters roundup of world opinion, including from the Arab world, can be read here.
Updated 7:55 a.m.
Blake Hounshell of Foreign Policy magazine notes that "the Committee has been awarding these 'aspirational' prizes for years." For more on this topic, see Ronald R. Krebs's July 30 Foreign Policy article, "The Dangerous Prize."
Updated 7:49 a.m.
The Post's Juliet Eilperin reports that environmentalists are greeting the news with hopes that President Obama will go straight from Oslo to Copenhagen for climate talks in December, now that it looks like he will be in that part of the world -- just as Gore did in 2007. Climate talks start Dec. 7, and the Nobel will be awarded Dec. 10.
"We congratulate President Obama on winning the Nobel Peace prize," said Keya Chatterjee, director of climate change for WWF-US in a statement. "Now that we know President Obama will be in Scandinavia in December, expectations are even higher that he will attend the Copenhagen climate summit in person to usher in a fair, ambitious and binding climate agreement."
Updated 7:42 a.m.
Obama senior adviser David Axelrod tells MSNBC, "It's an honor, certainly nothing that anyone expected, certainly not the president himself."
Asked if Obama would accept the award in person, Axelrod said it was too early to say. "This is all news to us, so I don't know what we're going to do. I would assume so. The point is to rededicate ourselves to the causes that the president has brought forth," he said.
Probed on how conservatives appear, as Mark Halperin put it, as excited about this as they were disappointed Chicago didn't get the Olympics, Axelrod replied, "I would hope that everybody would view this is an affirmation of some very important causes for which we should all be dedicated."
Updated 7:34 a.m.
The Post's Howard Schneider reports from Israel:
In Israel, where raised expectations have been followed by little tangible progress, there was surprise from both sides of the spectrum.
"We congratulate him for this," said Ahmed Yousef, deputy foreign minister of Hamas, the Islamist group that runs the Gaza Strip and which remains isolated by the U.S. from peace talks because of its refusal to recognize Israel. But "we believe he has been rewarded or judged based on good intentions towards peace but not on his achievement. It was too early to award him. He has not don't that much yet."
Danny Danon, a member of the Israeli Knesset from the ruling Likud Party who has been critical of Obama's efforts to force Israel to freeze construction of Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, also said the new U.S. president is being rewarded for a relatively thin list of accomplishments.
"This is the first time the award is given for wishful thinking," Danon said.
Hagit Ofran, head of the anti-settlement program for the Israel's Peace Now movement, said that while Obama's involvement in the Middle East has yet to produce a dramatic breakthrough, his election has still changed the dynamic.
She said it is unlikely that current Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu would have endorsed creation of a Palestinian state, or that he would consider curbs on Israeli settlement construction without a push from the U.S.
"All we hear is 'this is not possible, the Palestinians will not agree,' or 'this is not possible, the Israelis will not agree,'" she said. "He is being respected for his belief and determination to get things going. It is not peace and it is not enough, but his rhetoric did change many things."
Updated 7:30 a.m.
More news and reaction from the mediasphere streaming across Twitter:
Good Morning America: "'Both thought they were being punk'd'- @GStephanopoulos on two WH aides hearing of Nobel news."
Alan S. Murray: "Can someone explain? I thought award was for accomplishments, not intentions."
Jeffrey Goldberg: "It might be smart for Obama to turn this prize down, at least until he achieves peace somewhere. Or trade for Olympics"
Karen Tumulty: "guy with big check at door may have been less of a surprise today"
Ana Marie Cox: "Apparently Nobel prizes now being awarded to anyone who is not George Bush."
Marc Ambinder: "I bet this wil be CW amng Dems: RT @AdamSerwer: No joke obama should turn the nobel peace prize down until he's finished with his two wars."
Updated 7:12 a.m.
CNN reports, "After the president was awakened and told he had won, he said he was humbled to be selected, according to an administration official."
Updated 7:09 a.m.
Not happy with the selection of Obama for the award? The Taliban.
Reports the AFP:
"We have seen no change in his strategy for peace. He has done nothing for peace in Afghanistan. He has not taken a single step for peace in Afghanistan or to make this country stable," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP.
"We condemn the award of the Noble Peace Prize for Obama," he said by telephone from an undisclosed location. "We condemn the institute's awarding him the peace prize. We condemn this year's peace prize as unjust."
Updated 6:54 a.m.
Bloomberg's Jones Hayden reports on reaction from the EU Commission:
European Commission President Jose Barroso said the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama is "a tribute to President Obama's commitment to the values of peace and progress of humanity."
The award is "a reflection of the hopes that he has raised globally with his vision of a world without nuclear weapons," Barroso said in a note of "warm congratulations" to Obama, Pia Ahrenkilde-Hansen, a commission spokeswoman, told reporters in Brussels today. "This award is an encouragement for engagement by all those who can contribute to bring about a safer world."
Updated 6:49 a.m.
In the United States, the Twitterati appear perplexed by the selection of their first-year, first-term president for so august an honor.
Jacob Weisberg: "Aren't you supposed to do something for peace BEFORE winning the prize?"
Mickey Kaus: "Instant advice for Obama re: Nobel Peace Prize: Turn it down! It's win/win."
Kaus elaborates on his blog, warning, "the possibility for a Nobel backlash seems non-farfetched."
Updated 6:41 a.m.
Obama's family in Kenya reacts:
The Kenyan family of US President Barack Obama say they were honoured by the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to their favourite son.
"It is an honour to the family... we are very happy that one of us has been honoured. We congratulate Barack," Said Obama, the president's step-brother, told AFP.
Said said that the awarding of the prize to Obama "touches many people" because the US president represents "people from different walks of life."
Updated 6:33 a.m.
Reaction is starting to roll in from abroad. The AFP reports:
The Nobel Peace Prize won by US President Barack Obama on Friday should prompt him to start working toward ending injustice in the world, an aide to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told AFP.
"We hope that this gives him the incentive to walk in the path of bringing justice to the world order," said Ali Akbar Javanfekr, Ahmadinejad's media aide.
"We are not upset and we hope that by receiving this prize he will start taking practical steps to remove injustice in the world."
The AFP also reports on reaction from Afghanistan:
KABUL -- Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai said Friday that US President Barack Obama was the "appropriate" person to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
"We congratulate Obama for winning the Nobel," said Siamak Hirai, a spokesman for Karzai.
"His hard work and his new vision on global relations, his will and efforts for creating friendly and good relations at global level and global peace make him the appropriate recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize," he told AFP.
CBS's Mark Knoller reports this initial White House reaction:
Spokesman Robert Gibbs e-mails one word: "wow."
Posted at 5:56 AM ET on Oct 9, 2009
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