As usual, Michelle (not that Michelle, the rational Michelle, the rockin' Michelle) hits the nail on the head. How does one* win THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE in advance of accomplishment?
Rather than recognizing concrete achievement, the 2009 prize appeared intended to support initiatives that have yet to bear fruit: reducing the world stock of nuclear arms, easing American conflicts with Muslim nations and strengthening the U.S. role in combating climate change.
What the holy hell is UP with this blue planet we live on? I feel we will collectively slip off it's flat edge very soon.