What a simple, elegant solution. Its inventor should get the Nobel prize for ingenuity, if there were one.
"In accordance with Alfred Nobel's will, the recipient is selected by the Norwegian Nobel Committee, a five-member committee appointed by the Parliament of Norway."
Long story short: Sweden & Norway were in fact a union (up 'til Oct 26th 1905) -
hence Mr Nobel thought it a good idea for the Norwegians to issue the Peace Prize from 1901 onwards
(instead of the, then and formerly, militaristic Sweden).
Some other American Peace Prize Laureates:
Henry Kissinger (w Le Duc Tho),
Jimmy Carter and
Al Gore (w IPCC) to name a few fairly recent controversies...
-But all of us cock-sure Swedes still have quite a few other options for showing off our world-renowned liberality...
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