No. Peace -- the kind attained through intense struggle at the cost of giving up one's rights, one's freedom or even one's life -- comes at a very high price. We had the likes of Mohandas Gandhi, who set a brilliant example of passive resistance against imperialistic rule and thereby established independence in India. Or, Jose Rizal who fought the colonizers in the Philippines with his creative, biting pen and whose martyrdom at their hands led thousands to oppose tyranny. And so many other heroes (e.g., Nelson Mandela) and heroines (e.g., Aung San Suu Kyi), who performed extraordinary deeds that benefit so many today.
That does not mean, however, that Obama has not done or is not doing something worthwhile toward attaining peace in the community of nations. He is definitely a force -- or, at least, he holds enough power -- to bring about worldwide peace. I hope he does eventually. But an award like the Nobel Prize, by its very nature, must stand on two strong foundations: that of professional, intellectual or creative excellence exhibited by the recipient and that of great personal sacrifice involved in the work cited for honors. As it looks, Obama's Nobel Prize still rests on two hollow pedestals.