President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize Win Generates Controversy

Posted on October 10, 2009

President Obama's completely unexpected Nobel Peace Prize win has been very controversial. As Reuters reports many Americans are puzzled that the prize went to our President who is new to office and was inexperienced on the world stage prior to being eleected. President Obama himself said he did not feel he deserved the award over some of those who were nominated. President Obama tweeted a single word on his Twitter account, "Humbled." President Obama is giving the $1.4 million cash prize to charity - if he can.

John McCain said the award puts more pressure on the President and that he now has "even more to live up to."

Kimberly Dozier reported that the award is a great honor for the President, but it could also become an albatross.

Here's Obama's speech from the Nobel stage. Take a look: