President Obama gets the Nobel prize:is it premature?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/10/mixed-world-reaction-to-obamas-win/

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/10/prize-seen-as-reward-for-not-being-bush/

Many people are wondering why and for what achievements did he get the Nobel? He was nominated in Feb 2009 ie 1 month after entering the White House. What has he achieved?

I thought the Nobel is for achievements, not for announcements and proposals. 

 

Yadu Singh/Sydney/10-10-09