I woke up at about 9 a.m. this morning to read the news that President Barack Obama had won the Nobel Peace Prize.
I actually had to check three news sources (AP, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, plus my friends’ facebook pages) before I could believe it.
I mean, Norman Borlaug won the Nobel Peace Price in 1970. He developed special grain varieties that were resistant to droughts and other causes of famine and is credited with saving 1 billion people from dying of starvation. We had a story about him in today’s newspaper.
Borlaug made a serious mark on the world.
Obama, however, still has work to do, don’t you think? Sound off in the comments, please.
Then again, we are talking about an award once given to Yasser Arafat.