Upon hearing the news that President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, my first thought was: What did he do to earn the prize? That should have been President Obama's first thought as well.
He should have graciously declined this award. By accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, he has diminished the award and himself. It appears that his ego got the best of his integrity on this occasion.
I am immensely proud that he was the first elected African-American president. But that is no reason to accept an unearned Nobel Peace Prize.
Kevin Palmer, Martinez