Oh for God sakes...
President Barack Obamas Nobel Peace Prize is quickly turning from a singular honor into a gold-medal headache, as even supporters call it premature and critics say it proves hes a darling of the international elite.
Obama himself sought to put some distance between himself and the award, saying, "I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments, but a recognition of the role of American leadership" in the world.
"To be honest, I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many of the transformative figures" who won in the past, Obama said at the White House. "I will accept this award as a call to action, a call to all nations to confront the common challenges of the 21st Century."