Not everybody thinks Barack Obama's Nobel prize is a weird choice. Jimmy Carter, who won it himself in 2002, calls it a "bold statement of international support for his vision and commitment." More reaction:
- Taliban spokesman: "He has done nothing for peace in Afghanistan. We condemn this year's peace prize as unjust."
- Hamid Karzai: "His hard work and his new vision on global relations .. make him the appropriate recipient."
- Mark Halperin, on Morning Joe: "I don't think he'll embrace this. Because there is no upside."
- Desmond Tutu: It's a "wonderful recognition" of Obama's effort to reach out to the Arab world after years of hostility.
- Nicolas Sarkozy: "It recognizes... the return of America to the hearts of the peoples of the world."
- GOP chairman Michael Steele: "What has President Obama actually accomplished?"