Yeah, surprising to me to that this happened at this early phase, but it's their right to acknowledge someone who moves in the right direction as far as they are concerned.
For those who haven't seen it, he deserves the Nobel Prize just from his speech reaching out the Muslim World. Most Americans have not seen the whole thing beginning to end. But the world saw it, and you bet your bippy that lots of the Muslim world saw it. It was amazingly awesome.
Absolutely brilliant, strong, and a genuine attempt to promote real peace. I'm proud that we have a leader like that.
Yes, a big change from the bullying, belligerence, and ignorance, from the last 8 years, and probably him winning had some relationship with their dissapproval of his predecessor in terms of a powerful nation doing so much to devalue international cooperation, the UN, and international mutual respect.
At inaugeration he said that the USA... "we are ready to lead once more"...and he seems to be selling it to the world. he's not selling domination and war ***as an end to themselves*** like leaders seemed to do before. Instead he's selling leadership and trying to get along with each other, and then cooperating on zapping the violent extremists of every type. And he even tried to address the rifts between Israel and Palestine, promoting a 2state solution, and explicitly calling out BOTH sides to stuff they did wrong (condemning both sides), and explaining in straightforward language how both side's recent strategies are losing strategies, and laying out a plan for peace.
So, yeah, people who want vocal powerful advocates of peace probably respond well to his speech reaching out the Muslim World and his comments about hoping (eventually) for a world without nuclear weapons.
And btw, the Nobel group has also expanded its role over the years to include promotion of causes that relate to poverty and health, so his domestic healthcare work probably is something they approve of also.
And that's why he got the award. And that's why he deserved it. They want more of that, even if you don't agree with him or think he hasn't delivered yet. They want to make it easier for him to get stuff done by giving him some public kudos at a time he needs it because he's under attack and they want to give him some cred to help him do so.