The decision is being hailed by world leaders this morning, including Mikhail Gorbachev and Desmond Tutu.
Stateside, though, reactions are a bit mixed. The headline on the Drudge Report this morning: “For What?”
Part of the reason for the skepticism is that Obama had been president all of 12 days when the nomination process had come to a close.
Update: This topic is also Today’s Question
Update: Here’s the Norwegian Nobel Committee’s brief narrative of how Nobel Laureates are selected. The final decision sometimes takes until early October.