Former President Barack Obama writes in his memoirs he was also puzzled as to why he was chosen in 2009 to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
In volume one of his memoirs, A Promised Land, Obama detailed the call he received from his advisor Robert Gibbs at 6:00 a.m. waking him up to inform him of the news:
Gibbs: You were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Obama: What do you mean?
Gibbs: They just announced it a few minutes ago.
Obama: For what?
Obama said when his wife Michelle Obama asked him what the call was about, he replied, “I’m getting the Nobel Peace Prize.”
“That’s wonderful, honey,” Michelle Obama replied, before rolling over in bed to get more sleep.
Obama recalled how he delivered a statement in the Rose Garden, but immediately thought about how he was leading the war in Afghanistan. His experience as commander in chief