The Nobel Committee said he was awarded it for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples." There were a record 205 nominations for this year's prize.
Righties are already sneering and moaning all across the web. Harding's Mark Elrod Twittered amusingly, playing off a moon shot today:
BREAKING: GOP demands that Obama reject Nobel Peace Prize after US attack on an unarmed moon.