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President Barack Obama listens during a meeting about the current situation in Pakistan on Oct. 7, 2009 in the Situation Room of the White House. (White House Photo/Pete Souza)
President Barack Obama listens during a meeting about the current situation in Pakistan on Oct. 7, 2009 in the Situation Room of the White House. (White House Photo/Pete Souza)

A stunner from Oslo.  Eight and a half months into his presidency, President Barack Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize.  For creating, said the committee, “a new international climate.” 
The news tops a week in which the White House was hunkered down in war council over whether to send more troops to Afghanistan. 
A week of bombings in Kabul and Peshawar.  A swooning US dollar.  A green light on the cost of health care reform. Letterman in shame.  And NASA blasting the moon. 
This hour, On Point:  Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.
You can join the conversation. Tell us what you think — here on this page, on Twitter, and on Facebook.Guests:

Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor of The Financial Times.

Jonathan Martin, senior political writer for Politico.

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on October 9, 2009.

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