This today in Der Spiegel:
“Only rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the committee said in a statement. “His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.” The committee also noted that Obama’s vision of a world freed from nuclear weapons had played a special role in his selection. Officials in Washington were left speechless by the news, with White House spokesman Robert Gibbs stating in an e-mail to CBS News simply, “wow.” Another spokesman told news agency Reuters the president felt “honored.”
He makes me proud to be an American.