Controversy over Obama’s Nobel

US president’s escalation of Afghan war raises questions about peace prize.

Barack Obama, the US president, is set to receive the Nobel Peace prize in Norway, joining the distinguished list of Nobel laureates including Nelson Mandela, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mother Teresa and the Red Cross organisation.

But Obama’s recent move to send 30,000 more US troops for the war in Afghanistan has raised questions as to whether he deserves the honour, and so early into his presidency too.

Al Jazeera’s Sebastian Walker captures the debate.

Source: Al Jazeera

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