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What a pleasant news to wake up to. This morning, if you are American and your president chosen to be the best among his peers or other world nominees, it should be one of your best and beautiful days. The whole world seems to be happy unless, sadly, if you are a Republican.

(AP)

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama was woken up a little before 6 a.m. with the news that he had won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Press secretary Robert Gibbs learned from reporters that Obama had won the 2009 prize, and telephoned the White House early Friday to pass along the news to his boss.

Interesting also a call from ABC to WH, "it better be good"

Two key White House aides were both convinced they were being punked when they heard the news, reported ABC News' George Stephanopoulos.

"It's not April 1, is it?" one said.

Upon being called by ABC News at 5:45 ET this morning, a White House aide said, "This better be good."

When told by ABC News that the president had won the Nobel Peace Prize, the aide replied: "Oh, that is good."

The awarding committee knew it would be a stunner and they already made the deliberation, it seems:

Critics are sure to argue that Obama's accomplishments have yet to rival those of previous winners.

Lundestad admitted that the committee knew the world would be surprised by the decision and is aware that the president faces many major decisions ahead in Afghanistan, but added that the committee has made its choice and Obama has "nothing to fear."

"We knew the world would be positive, surprised and some would be stunned," Lundestad said. "We have discussed the situation in Afghanistan. We understand the foreign policy of the United States has to be a very complex one with many different considerations. But we point particularly to the overall approach."

The Nobel Peace Prize committee, in announcing its decision, lauded the president for his work on climate change and international diplomacy.

"Only very rarely has a person, to the same extent as Obama, captured the world's attention and given his people hope for a better future," the chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjorn Jagland, said in a statement.

Only [die quickly]Republicans are angry their president is a winner. They rather want some other world leader get the prize.

Why are Republicans despise  America or anything American so much?

Originally posted to HEAT on Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 06:37 AM PDT.

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