"Thanks to Obama's initiative, the United States is now playing a more constructive role in meeting the great climatic challenges the world is confronting. Democracy and human rights are to be strengthened."The news came as a shock to most every follower of the Nobel committee, especially since Obama has been in office for just nine months with many of his efforts yet to bear fruit -- thanks in part to factions in the United States (and the mountains of Afghanistan/Pakistan) who see Obama as the Great Satan.
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