Fellow Americans you may be wondering why Norwegians are so anxious to give awards to flake, Al Gore and now President Obama. There is a method to their madness they are going all out to develop oil fields in the Arctic while giving awards to those who put the brakes on the US.
The Norwegians have very generous social welfare plans but on current account and regular fiscal basis they run surpluses and are a net creditor. What they have now figured out by egging on Al Gore and his fellow US energy suicide acolytes that they can sell their oil in the future at at over $100 a barrel to pay their bills. That is the main motivation why they hate George W. Bush because thanks to GW Iraq is now rejoining the ranks of world petroleum suppliers.
Now you know the real motives behind the Nobel Peace Prizes.