Obama should give back Nobel Peace Prize - Downer

BARACK Obama should have been "man enough" to refuse the Nobel Peace Prize, former foreign minister Alexander Downer writes today.

The decision by the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Norway, announced last Friday, to award the prize to Mr Obama, based on a closing nomination just 11 weeks after he assumed the US presidency, has drawn much criticism.

Writing today for AdelaideNow Mr Downer says the decision to award the prize to Mr Obama "was a political decision of gross stupidity".

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