In case there was any doubt after President Barack "kill list" Obama won the award after just nine months on the job, this news certainly solidifies the status of today's Nobel Peace Prize:
The European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Price on Friday for "transforming Europe from a continent of war to a continent of peace."
The award comes as EU countries try to resolve a debt crisis that threatens to plunge the global economy into recession and break up the EU, which coalesced after the Cold War.
So... the best way to prevent war is to ensure that no single country can afford it? Great plan.