I found this article on some blog site…
In a move no one predicted, the Nobel War Prize committee stunned analysts this morning by awarding the Nobel War Prize to the strife-torn nation of Pakistan, unleashing a torrent of querulous and critical responses. Palestine and Israel were looking for another joint victory, as were the still-unawarded genocide in Darfur, and perennial bridesmaid Kim Jong-Il. No one saw this award coming.
Pakistan’s newness to the field of major international crisis was widely cited as a reason to question the award. “Pakistan is a johnny come lately to the war community,” commented the New York Times’ Tom Friedman. “The Nobel War Prize usually goes to a more accomplished belligerent, such as Iraq invading Kuwait. The award to Milosevic come to mind. Pakistan? It has the bomb, but still hasn’t used it. So much of Pakistan’s best warmaking is ahead of it. This honor is, thankfully, premature.” Or, as CNN’s Anderson Cooper put it, “Pakistan still hasn’t had its real breakout crisis yet. Not to say it won’t. But Pakistan hasn’t really proved itself as a true nemesis on the world stage.”
Historical critiques abounded. “This makes no sense,” quoth blogger Andrew Sullivan. “Pakistan is no Nazi Germany, not even Mussolini’s Italy.” The Miami Herald’s Carl Hiaasen saw it comparably: “The award to Pakistan is a joke. Russia has more nukes, Iraq more suicide bombers, the Somali pirates more star power and innovative methods of attack.” Ross Douthat went further: “Pakistan should have refused the award. American smart bombs rain down on targets in Pakistan located by ground-based spies. Pakistan barely controls the Swat Valley. Which, by the way, is within Pakistan. The entire Axis of Evil deserved it more. Pakistan, my ass.”