Obama lands in Oslo for Nobel Prize

2009-12-10 09:51

Oslo - US President Barack Obama landed in Norway on Thursday to accept his Nobel Peace Prize, amid controversy over his role as a "war president" and widespread doubts about whether he deserves the honour.

Obama touched down after an overnight flight from Washington on Air Force One, ahead of a day of ceremonies marking the surprise decision by the Nobel committee to honor the first-year president.

Norway was rolling out its biggest ever security operation to protect Obama, who aides said would address the apparent paradox in being honoured as a man of peace days after ordering 30 000 more troops to Afghanistan.